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New luxury apartment project draws tenants

Christine Perez

Senior Writer

CWS Apartment Homes L.L.C. has completed construction on its newest luxury multifamily development, opening the doors Aug. 1 to Marquis on McKinney in Uptown. The 10-story, 144-unit complex is the 10th local project for the Austin-based company, which owns 30 apartment communities in Texas, California, Colorado and North Carolina.

Located at the southwest corner of Lemmon Avenue and McKinney Avenue, Marquis on McKinney comes online at a time when rental rates are falling and vacancy numbers are rising. According to recent statistics from M/PF Research Inc., average mid-year rents in Dallas were down 3.4% compared with June 2002, with occupancy at 90.2%.

Still, the project is generating strong interest, said Michael Harger, community director.

"Response so far is wonderful," he said. "We're already 22% leased."

Marquis on McKinney sits in one of the best-performing submarkets in the Metroplex. Class A properties in the downtown/Uptown area were 93.4% occupied at mid-year, with average rental rates of $1,180 --compared with the overall Dallas average of $906.

"Overall, the urban core has the strongest occupancy rate in metropolitan Dallas," said Greg Willett, director at M/PF. "Compared to the overall market, it has a three-point advantage."

Little new product came online during the 12-month period, allowing occupancy levels to remain flat, Willett added. About 1,500 units are now under construction in the submarket.

CWS is offering 24 different floorplans at Marquis on McKinney. They range in size from 690 square feet to 1,630 square feet and in price from $1,085 to $2,715. The apartments come with standard nine-foot ceilings, black-on-black appliances and side-by-side refrigerators. Those on the top floor have 11-foot ceilings, stainless-steel appliances and hardwood floors.

Amenities include an Internet cafe with teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems, a rooftop fitness center that will open in October, and a suspended pool on the third floor.

Interiors were designed by Stephanie Moore at Moore Design Group, who also worked on Billingsley Co.'s Austin Ranch in The Colony and AMLI Residential Property's 2nd Street District, a downtown Austin revival project.

At Marquis on McKinney, Moore combined 19th century artifacts, commissioned art work and custom-designed furniture.

The diverse style is "top of the line -- a status symbol for today's urban professional," she said.

CWS was launched 30 years ago by Jim Clayton and Bill Williams. The company both builds and buys and is currently seeking to acquire more Class A properties in its established markets, including Dallas. Most of its local developments are in the Uptown/Turtle Creek area, Richardson, Plano and Fort Worth.

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In other Dallas news:

In Uptown, 20 story condo tower broke ground on Monday.

Another 22 story condo across the street is brekaing ground next week.

a 35 story W hotel/condo tower is breaking ground in october in Uptown.

a 25 story Ritz Carlton is supposed to break ground by December in Uptown.

Downtown is mainly focusing on conversions right now. A more detailed post will come later.

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Guest donaltopablo

Damn, that was fast :)

That's actually pretty cool looking, although seems like it sticking out around a lot of shorter buildings. Maybe the picture doesn't illustrate the area well though.

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Dallas seems to be doing very strong. They seem to be doing real good with residential development.

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All of the structures I have listed above are either approved or under construction. Here are the towers that are just proposed or have applied for approval in Dallas:

25 story Arts District Tower:


Villa Trevi - twin 22 story towers:


Twin 25-story Arts District Condominium Towers in the Arts District in downtown.


Signature Tower at the CityPlace/WestVillage Project: 43-story tower in the CityPlace area of Uptown.


The one and only 42 story Victory Tower - Now supposed to break ground in 2004 across from the new W Hotel/Condo Tower:


27 Story Fall Creek Tower:


International IV - 30 stories:


More soon...

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Guest donaltopablo

Sweet, thanks for the renderings. I was wondering what was up with Dallas. Not enough "proposed" and contruction threads on DFW area.

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(Edited in a new update...)

Here's a list (sorry don't have time for photos of stuff right now.)

This is fairly current, however, not specifically designed for skyscraper

forums since it does include stuff like bridges, stadia, minor parks/plazas, etc.

Here it is so far as of now, 8.13PM Dallas Time, 05Nov03:

Updated 6.47PM CST, 10Nov03

Updated 10.44CST 23Nov03

Updated 7.16PM CST 26Nov03

Under Construction

The Tower/Bank One Tower (from tornado destruction to res - Fort Worth, Tx)

The Waverly at Cityplace (ZOM) 20st

Drexel Montane 7st

Lofts at Las Colinas (Irving, Tx)

La Villita Urban Village (Irving, Tx.)

Mandalay on the Lake (Irving, Tx)

unknown vertical project across water from Williams Square (Irving, Tx)

Prado at Ashton Place 20-24st

Dallas World Aquarium (expansion)

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (Grapevine, Tx)

Pier One Place (Fort Worth, Tx)

Radio Shack Hdqtrs (Fort Worth, Tx)

The Davis Bldg (139 Main - redevelopment/res)

1001 Ross Bldg. (West End by Fram)

Iron Cactus Restaurant (Main St.)

1517 Main - Martini Ranch

Gables Ellis St.

Glen Vista @Bryan Place

Jefferson @Texas St.

Urban Woods on Commerce

DFW International Internation Terminal D

DFW International Hyatt Regency (renovation/expansion)

DFW International SkyLink (APM by Innovia) and stations

(replacing old outdated 'TRAAM' APM)

DFW International Grand Hyatt

DART Yellow Line LRT Victory Station

Baylor Hospital Bldg. and Office Bldg. (Plano, Tx)

UTSWMC Research/Genetics Tower 16st

Camden Farmers Market Phase II

Dallas Love Field Flight Museum

The Lofts @Thanksgiving Square (old post office - 400 North Ervay St. (under renovation)

2525 McKinnon

Old Red Courthouse (renovation)

Fort Worth Urban Village (vision - Fort Worth, Tx)

GPX Parners LLC 'Boundless Motorplex' speedway project (u/c? - Waxahachie, Tx)

Hart Furniture Bldg (u/c?)

Tarrant County Family Law Center (Ft. Worth) 5 st

UNT Health Science Center expansion (Ft. Worth) 9st?

Villages at Colleyville (partially complete/u-c)

1530 Main St. (possible W Hotel or other boutique hotel - initial progress begun)

Plano Legacy New Urbanism (partially completed/u-c)

The Easton

Art House (Lionel Morrison - u/c?)

West Village project, Building 7C

5225 Maple

Frontiers of Flight Museum (Dallas Love Field, Dallas)

Ferris Plaza (downtown/renovation of public space)


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Reserve Tower (condos by Federal Res. Bank) 16st

West Village Projects 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 8C1, 8C2

West Village/Cityplace Station exit spire/Unity Plaza w/M-Line Turntable

Victory project (major mixed-use development)

ZaZa Condominiums (soon on the u/c part)

Lofts Canal Side (Irving, Tx)

United Dominion res project (Irving, Tx)

Billingsley Co res project (Irving, Tx)

Dallas Arboretum (expansion)

Calatrava Woodall Rodgers/Trinity River span

Wildflower Resort (Grand Prairie, Tx)

Dallas Power & Light Bldg (1700 Commerce - redevelopment/res) 17st plus adjoining 14st bldg.

W Hotel/Condo Tower 33st

Cowboys Park/Hotel/Stadium/Legends Square/etc.

Frisco Soccer Stadium/Sports complex thing (Frisco, Tx)

Voyager Entertainment Observation Wheel & Lifestyle Center (Euless, Tx) 600ft

Lakeside DFW (major mid-rise complex in Flower Mound, Tx)

Trinity River Park and Public Works Project

Republic Bank Tower 1 (the one w/spire - redevelopment/res) 36st

Downtown Park project

1807 Ross (SW Plaza Bldg. - Fashion Industry Guild proposal second edition)

2000 McKinney

Victory Park Tower

DCTA Commuter Rail Tranisit Line (Denton-Lewisville, Tx)

Marriott (OR HILTON???) Conv. Ctr. Hotel

Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Uptown by The Crescent)

Downtown Music Center project

UTSWMC (several towers in master plan - how many is it exactly -6 or so total?)

Lincoln West Park Plaza (3 bldgs)

1414 Elm (redevelopment/res)

Centura Towers II, III, IV (Farmers Branch, Tx) 15st

Centura Hotel (Farmers Branch, Tx) 15st

Centura Residential Tower Project (Farmers Branch, Tx) 15st

Park Lane Place

Pegasus Project (Intuitive Highway Design/Cut & Cover/etc.)

LBJ Highway Tunnel (Intuitive toll/non-toll redevelopment)

High-Five Highway Project (Intuitive interchange redevelopment)

Knox Street Promenade

M-Line Streetcar (Uptown to downtown and midtown expansions)

DART downtown subway line, purple line, yellow line plus branch

DFW Int'l 13th station intermodal transit station

Fort Worth Trinity River Project (Fort Worth, Tx)

TRE Commuter Rail FW expansion (Fort Worth, Tx)

Montgomery Ward Building (renovation - Fort Worth, Tx)

Randall/McKinnon project (RTKL/ZOM res)

Maple/McKinnon project (ZOM res) (this and above same or not?)

Dealey Plaza (renovation)

Harwood International (Towers) Phases V-XII

Dallas Museum of Natural History

2600 North Houston (Gideon Toal) 16st?

George L. Allen Sr. Civil Courts Building (renovation/expansion)

University of North Texas (numerous new construction/renovation/expansion/recently completed)

Drexel Highlander

The Metropolitan

The Metropolis

2600 N. Houston (?)

TCU/Berry Street Urban Village Concept/Initiative (vision)

Fair Park Masterplan (vision)

Crozier Tech/Old Dallas High School/Bryan Street Promenade (vision)

Katy Trail (expansion)

Fort Worth Conv. Ctr. Hotel

Other Calatrava Trinity River spans

Mckinney Ave./Pearl St. (multiple tries at lining site - res)

Akard/Cedar Springs (multiple tries at lining site - res)

Downtown Allen (vision)

Addison Arts District (Addison, Tx)

SMU (new construction/expansion/recently completed)

Village at Colleyville (more new urbanist stuff - Colleyville, Tx)

1217 Main (facade/restaurant/rooftop garden redevelopment)

Tower Petroleum Building & 1903 Pacific Ave (redevelopment - res)

Gulf States Bldg. (Akard & Main - redevelopment - res)

2500 Elm (no idea if this is a vision/design competition in Deep Ellum or what...)

Worthing @Live Oak (at Haskell - res)

Ballpark @Arlington Plaza (vision)

Fort Worth Main St. Lofts (u/c? - Fort Worth, Tx)

Diamond Pointe II-V (Denison, Tx)

2814 Thomas

Texas St. Lofts (?)

Townhomes @Cityplace

Up East Townhomes

Irving TODs (RTKL - vision)

South Dallas (new urbanist - vision)

Downtown Dallas (DiMambrio/AIA vision)

Frisco Square (large new urbanist)

1614 Main (res/office - small redevelopment)

Plaza at Turtle Creek - Phase III

Galleria Mall expansion

Westlake Mall

Purgatory nightclub

1407 Main (parking/retail)

1600/1604 Elm - Blue Matrix Restaurant & Art Gallery

1614 Elm/1615 Main (unknown redev/no info)

The Quadrangle (redevelopment/res.)

Prosper (new urbanist town square)

McKinney (town square district)

McKinney Convention Center & Hotel

Fairview (town square district)

Downtown Waxahachie (town square redev.)

Exposition Park

Farmers Branch & Carrollton DART TOD visions (urban redev.)


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Recently Completed

WFAA/Belo Plaza

Marquis on McKinney 10st

Millenium Park (Irving, Tx)

Centennial Park (Irving, Tx)

Grand Treviso (Irving, Tx) 17st

Dallas Latino Cultural Center

Dallas Nasher Sculpture Center

West Village Project 7D (The Bryson at Cityplace & other portions)

Pavillion at Belo Mansion

Chase International Plaza I,II, & III (Farmers Branch, Tx)

Millenium Tower (Addison, Tx)

Frisco Ballpark

The Vendome

Plaza at Turtle Creek I & II

The Excelsior at Turtle Creek

International Center IV

Children's Medical Center Tower (expansion)

Addison Tunnel

Villa Verona 16st

McKinney Ave. Lofts

Dallas Garden Solarium (Fair Park in Dallas)(?status)

2011 Cedar Springs

NCX/US75 Highway (Intuitive redevelopment)

Cole Ave. Townhomes

Tribeca Condos (Cedar Springs/DNT)

Knox Street Village

Fort Worth Modern Art Museum (Fort Worth, Tx)

American Airlines Center

Dallas Police Headquarters (Cedars)

Southlake Town Square (Southlake, Tx)

Hall (Frisco, Tx)

Texas Sculpture Garden (Frisco, Tx)

1300 Jackson

DART Red Line & Blue Line LRT extensions

Denton Copnty Courthouse (completed? - Denton, Tx)

Diamond Point (Denison, Tx)

Hampton Inn (completed? west end)

Dallas Convention Center (expansion)

1611 Main Street Lofts

Cameden Farmers Market Phase One

Jackson Street Lofts

MedicalCity Dallas (expansion)

3225 Turtle Creek (3 towers)

Exall Park Brownstones

Place Prevot

La Tour Condominiums

Mayfair at Turtle Creek

The Worthington

Jefferson @Kessler Park

1999 McKinney (McKinney Avenue Lofts)

Drexel Manor

Eban Village Phase 2

KPMG Tower (renovation)

Dallas Stone St. Gardens

United Way DFW Hdqtrs. Bldg.

Bank One (Sanguinet) Bldg. (Fort Worth, Tx)

Galatyn Park Urban Center (numerous vertical and plaza)

Santa Fe Terminal Lofts

Wilson Building

1505 Elm Street Condominiums (res renovation) 16st

Kirby Building

1900 Elm - BLUE nightclub

Pegaso Restaurant

City Tavern Bar

Down Bar & Lounge

1602 Main - Philly Connection

DMA entrance (upgrades)

Main/Elm/Commerce & Commerce/Field (re-pave &/or landscape)

Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Newly Dead, Very Dead and Fairly New at it, or Just Plain Unknown and Resembling Dead

Cotton Dome (renovation)

Fashion District (Mercantile Center reno - part two or three)

Victory Tower (first incarnation)

Woodall Rodgers/Field St. 35st

1909 Woodall Rodgers Phase II 12st

Mockingbird Ln Tunnel

Harwood Pointe (condo tower) 20st

Arts District Tower 20st dead or not? (sorta like hot or not)

Irving Convention Center (in Las Colinas - dead or not?)

The Mercer (Uptown by Post)

Galleria Tower IV 22st

Ballpark at Arlington - urban village concept 10 years in the waiting (Arlington, Tx)

3001 Knox (Knox St. Ctr. now Knox Park Village)

Villa Trevi I & II

Fram's former old United Way Bldg. site plans - twin res. towers @33st

The Chateau on Turtle Creek 17st

Fall Creek II (Richardson, Tx) 27st

Lone Star site (downtown Dallas)


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