Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

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Postby citygeek » 17 Aug 2021 07:03

These Urby guys are fast!
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Postby potatocoins » 17 Aug 2021 09:38

Great pictures! I'm actually able to see the tower from the other side of DNT while driving down Oak Lawn. I love that this tower and the Virgin Hotel are giving the Design District some height from afar.

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Postby clcrash19 » 17 Aug 2021 10:01

How tall is the second tower proposed and when is the timeline for the second one after the first tower and garage gets completed?

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Postby Tnexster » 17 Aug 2021 10:11

clcrash19 wrote:How tall is the second tower proposed and when is the timeline for the second one after the first tower and garage gets completed?


I believe they are largely identical.

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Postby eburress » 17 Aug 2021 10:37

citygeek wrote:These Urby guys are fast!


Not to mention good at creating a product that actually matches the original concept and renderings, unlike some folks (*cough* Harwood).

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Postby rono3849 » 29 Aug 2021 18:52

Was driving down Stemmons Frwy. yesterday and was stunned at how fast the structure of Tower I is going up. It's nearly as tall as the Virgin Hotel already. I wasn't able to take a photo, but I'm sure somebody will post a new one soon.

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Postby Tnexster » 16 Sep 2021 16:36

Noticed its peeking high enough that it can bee seen from the I-30/35 Interchange as you're coming off I-30 going north.

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Postby Tnexster » 23 Sep 2021 11:36

Drove by yesterday, this appears to be turning out nice. Sure is going up fast but the exterior looks good from my vantage point driving down the tollway onto 35.

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Postby Warrior2020 » 26 Sep 2021 19:56

Tnexster wrote:Drove by yesterday, this appears to be turning out nice. Sure is going up fast but the exterior looks good from my vantage point driving down the tollway onto 35.
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Postby Tnexster » 27 Sep 2021 09:07

Nice shots! Thanks

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 27 Sep 2021 09:52

It does actually look like the renderings the facade does anyway. Also its so tall now you can see it from many directions. Its nice to have some height in the Design District and with it and the Virgin being so close to each other we are starting to get a little skyline on the southern side of 35 now.
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Postby clcrash19 » 27 Sep 2021 15:46

When will the second building start?

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Postby Warrior2020 » 27 Sep 2021 16:15

clcrash19 wrote:When will the second building start?

Isn't it already under construction as well? I see another crane on the photo right next to this building

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Postby MBrendanawicz » 27 Sep 2021 17:32

Warrior2020 wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:When will the second building start?

Isn't it already under construction as well? I see another crane on the photo right next to this building


I think that is the garage.

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Postby Urbancowboy » 27 Sep 2021 17:43

I am happy to see taller buildings as well in the DD. It accents our current skyline very well and makes our city look more impressive in size/scope. NYC or Chicago, we are not but we are slowly getting there.

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Postby willyk » 28 Sep 2021 05:32

One high rise is not enough to ignite the DD. The DD hasn’t reached the critical mass it needs to be self sustaining, and there is no sign of that changing. I am worried the owners are moving too slow and will miss the market.

Riverside down here should have been the part rebuilt, not the part with the jail and bail bonds. Where are the owners fighting for that? Too many owners are waiting on the park that never comes. There is no need wait. Promote the trails that are already there. Get the Katy extension done.

Knox, EQ, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek and the North End are already teed up to be the next big neighborhoods. No one is talking about the DD anymore.

DD is ready to develop now. The owners need to get moving, get organized on the civic improvements, develop what is viable now and make something of this neighborhood before the music stops.

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Postby kingkong34 » 28 Sep 2021 07:31

willyk wrote:One high rise is not enough to ignite the DD. The DD hasn’t reached the critical mass it needs to be self sustaining, and there is no sign of that changing. I am worried the owners are moving too slow and will miss the market.

Riverside down here should have been the part rebuilt, not the part with the jail and bail bonds. Where are the owners fighting for that? Too many owners are waiting on the park that never comes. There is no need wait. Promote the trails that are already there. Get the Katy extension done.

Knox, EQ, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek and the North End are already teed up to be the next big neighborhoods. No one is talking about the DD anymore.

DD is ready to develop now. The owners need to get moving, get organized on the civic improvements, develop what is viable now and make something of this neighborhood before the music stops.


Very much agreed. Much prime real estate in that area as well!

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Postby rono3849 » 07 Oct 2021 20:15

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Urby Tower I is taking shape quite quickly as it continues to gain height & stands out on the Design District's emerging skyline along Stemmons Frwy and Oak Lawn.
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Postby zaphod » 07 Oct 2021 20:39

Looks good. Any status on the 2nd one?

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 08 Oct 2021 00:23

So that other structure with the crane is the garage? I thought it was the second tower going up at the se time.

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Postby Tnexster » 08 Oct 2021 11:06

That small one is the garage? What is the bow in that structure? Seems different for a garage.

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Postby Kelley USA » 08 Oct 2021 11:37

Here's a little video on Facebook that sort of shows the curve of the garage...

https://www.facebook.com/MossConstruct/ ... 774640703/

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Postby Tnexster » 08 Oct 2021 11:45

Kelley USA wrote:Here's a little video on Facebook that sort of shows the curve of the garage...

https://www.facebook.com/MossConstruct/ ... 774640703/


Oh, I see whats going on there. Thanks!

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 08 Oct 2021 12:17

I am assuming that's enough parking for both towers so they can just start the second tower when tower one is leased enough.
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Postby willyk » 10 Oct 2021 05:27

Kelley USA wrote:Here's a little video on Facebook that sort of shows the curve of the garage...

https://www.facebook.com/MossConstruct/ ... 774640703/


What is the two story structure next to the towe?

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Postby THRILLHO » 11 Oct 2021 12:16

Grabbed some Rodeo Goat this weekend
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Postby Tnexster » 11 Oct 2021 13:48

Where will the second tower go? If anybody knows that for sure.

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Postby undefinedprocess » 11 Oct 2021 15:23

Tnexster wrote:Where will the second tower go? If anybody knows that for sure.

Based on renders, I believe the one that's currently under construction is the eastern tower. The second future tower will go to the west of this one. I believe there's supposed to be a courtyard/miniature private park that will sit between them for residents, but could be wrong.

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Postby Tnexster » 11 Oct 2021 15:52

^Okay, so in that picture above the second tower would be on the left side of the current tower....somewhere.

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Postby kingpin » 19 Oct 2021 15:17

Imageurby1 by rlopez2011, on Flickr

Imageurby3 by rlopez2011, on Flickr

Imageueby2 by rlopez2011, on Flickr

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Postby Tnexster » 19 Oct 2021 15:22

There was a day when you could see the entire downtown skyline when driving in on Stemmons. Boy those days are gone!

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Postby Warrior2020 » 01 Nov 2021 09:15

Tnexster wrote:There was a day when you could see the entire downtown skyline when driving in on Stemmons. Boy those days are gone!
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Postby dallaz » 01 Nov 2021 11:05

Here’s a good aerial view from a helicopter starting at 2:30 (you can also see Harwood No. 14 rising on the far left at 2:48. It looks about 5 floors or so)


https://youtu.be/W9uA7KVmLsw

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Postby Warrior2020 » 01 Nov 2021 14:14

dallaz wrote:Here’s a good aerial view from a helicopter starting at 2:30 (you can also see Harwood No. 14 rising on the far left at 2:48. It looks about 5 floors or so)


https://youtu.be/W9uA7KVmLsw

Nice find!

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Postby andrewnj89 » 01 Nov 2021 22:58

Great height
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Postby THRILLHO » 02 Nov 2021 11:40

Looks like just a couple more floors to go.

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Postby Tnexster » 02 Nov 2021 11:50

So from the helicopter view it appears the second tower will be just to the west of this one, but that placement will also give tenants a nice downtown view.....if what I am seeing is correct.

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Postby andrewnj89 » 03 Nov 2021 00:19

Here’s a screenshot from the YouTube clip. https://youtu.be/W9uA7KVmLsw
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Postby Tnexster » 03 Nov 2021 10:09

I hope they build the second one, these will look great together. I think this is looking better than the rendering.

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Postby mdg109 » 03 Nov 2021 11:56

The aerial view of Hi Line and Oak Lawn looks pretty dense, has it gotten better at the street level for walkability? It's been so long since I've visited this area. I remember this area feeling like Houston urbanism to me – dense, but not much fun to walk around since there isn't a lot of street level activity/interest.

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Postby eburress » 03 Nov 2021 12:57

It's not bad in spots, particularly around the Virgin Hotel, Meddlesome Moth, etc but I still definitely wouldn't consider the Design District "walkable."

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 03 Nov 2021 17:01

It's walkable in that there are decent sidewalks and access to trails but yeah the ground level interaction is at a minimum. Still mostly museum like Design dealers/showrooms that look nice with lots of windows in some areas but its still a sleepy neighborhood. The Virgin has def activated the area since they operate a night club on the pool level and a ground floor bar that still has lots of programming and events that people attend. The Urby should also add to that cause they will have a ground floor cafe for residents that pretty sizable. Trinity Strand trail is currently looking to build a new bridge connecting this side of Hi-Line to a expanded trail loop making the trail even more useful than it is currently.
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Postby undefinedprocess » 04 Nov 2021 13:54

Would love to see some work done on Turtle Creek running through the Design District. Should utilize the one bit of water running through it to help give the area something unique, especially with the ongoing and future residential development/trail enhancements.

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Postby THRILLHO » 09 Nov 2021 16:43

Construction tops out on Dallas Design District high-rise - Dallas Morning News
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/11/09/construction-tops-out-on-dallas-design-district-high-rise/
The $98 million, 383-unit luxury apartment building is a project of New Jersey-based real estate developer Urby. It’s the first of three residential towers planned on the 4-acre site overlooking Turtle Creek.

Is this a typo or is there a third tower I'm unfamiliar with?

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Postby rono3849 » 09 Nov 2021 17:24

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I was thinking the same thing. The second tower has been featured in all artwork of the development, but no third tower had been mentioned to my knowledge. Perhaps Urby has become bullish on this development and has decided to purchase adjacent real estate to build a third tower? My impression is that Urby is not the type of company that sits back to see what happens once they get started. They appear to be an aggressive developer.
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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 10 Nov 2021 09:16

I mean they never show the parking garage in the renderings and its pretty tall. Could they be keeping the option to build an additional tower on the garage at a later phase if the market is strong enough? I don't expect to see the second tower here until the first tower is well on its way to being leased up let alone a third tower.
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Postby I45Tex » 10 Nov 2021 10:14

The garage columns will have to be stronger under any future tower footprint.

They likely will be visibly thicker, too, because a wider column gains a greater than proportional added efficiency in handling loads. If someone can't spot this difference from the edge of the construction site, it will be visible inside the garage once it opens. That should settle whether this third Urby tower requires another podium or has been planned for the existing one.

Best case scenario is if the three towers have a slightly more architecturally interesting tower in the center of two 27-storey ones. But so far the renderings look like they prefer an asymmetrical style.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 10 Nov 2021 17:21

I think the style of these towers is actually quite good. And better than most glass boxes we get around here.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 16 Nov 2021 08:32

You can tell a project is making a very public impact when all your friends keep asking you what is that tower rising near the Virgin. If you are like me all mine know I pay attention to what's being built and they all come to me to ask about things they see being built. This tower is in the right spot so people are asking.
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