DALLAS, TX - Gables Residential has broken ground on its newest Dallas development located in the prominent Uptown district at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Routh Street. Anchored by Whole Foods Market®, Gables Residential plans on opening the mixed-use community in early 2015. On approximately three acres, the community is located on McKinney Avenue, one block from The Crescent, two blocks from the Ritz Carlton and surrounded by restaurants and retailers. In addition, the community is a quarter mile from Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park and the Arts District.
Sue Ansel, CEO of Gables stated, “Gables is pleased to begin construction on our exciting new development which is designed to complement the neighborhood. We believe our community, with the addition of the Whole Foods Market, will enhance the amenity offering in the Uptown area. We are excited Whole Foods Market chose Gables to showcase their next store within the Dallas city limits.”
The community will be comprised of 222 apartment homes and 17 townhomes totaling 239 residences. The eight story high-rise and three story townhome style apartments will feature Whole Foods Market as the sole retail tenant occupying 39,500 sf on the main floor of the building. The eight story concrete high-rise will offer top quality finishes and amenities along with garage parking incorporating separate garages for Whole Foods Market and residents. The design is a contemporary warehouse aesthetic to complement the townhome portion of the community, which is located in the State-Thomas Historic District. The three-story townhomes will have internal garages and are designed to be historically contextual brownstones in the Queen Anne Victorian architectural style.
The community design is focused on the pedestrian experience, including patio seating along McKinney Avenue, and the Whole Foods Market entry adjacent to the McKinney Avenue Trolley. The garage will provide easy access for Whole Foods Market’s customers to enter the store for ease of shopping. Gables will be adding historic markers for the State-Thomas Historic District, open space for neighbors to enjoy green space, brick crosswalks and other enhancements for the neighborhood. In addition, Gables donated $85,000 of mature trees to the nearby Griggs Park renovation.
Mark Dixon, Whole Foods Market Southwest Regional President, is excited about the Uptown location. “The vibrancy of the Arts District, parks, museums and the Trolley; combined with occupancy level of single & multi-use homes and high-rises; and the rich history and the bright future of Uptown, Downtown, Trinity Groves and the Trinity River project make this location ideal for the next Dallas area Whole Foods Market.”
Gables Residential is the developer and general contractor working with WDG Architecture Dallas, PLLC as the architect of record and Architexas as the historic architect for the townhome design. Studio Outside will be the landscape architect in conjunction with Kimley-Horn as the Civil Engineer and Jordan-Skala handling MEP. SJL Interiors was awarded the interior design.