Uptown tower tops out construction with opening set for later this year
The Dallas Morning News | Steve Brown | June 2, 2016
One of Uptown’s most eye-popping new towers is getting closer to a finish.
Developers have completed structural work on the 20-story One Uptown apartment high-rise at McKinney Avenue and Routh Street.
The curvaceous glass and concrete tower will include 198 luxury apartments and almost 19,000 square feet of retail space on the lower floors.
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and Style & Grace restaurant will anchor the retail portion of the project at 2619 McKinney Ave.
The tower designed by Dallas architects Humphreys & Partners and Phillip Shepherd opens late this year. Hunt Construction Group is the general contractor.
Stoneleigh Cos. and USA Infrastructure Investments are the developers.
The building has been under construction since October 2014 and is running a few months behind schedule.
“We had to go 65 feet down for the parking garage and it took us a year to get to the bottom through sand and rock,” said Stoneleigh CEO Rick Cavenaugh. “We also had to deal with an amazing amount of rain.
“We were originally supposed to open in June and now we will open in October.”
Cavenaugh said the developer plans to start signing leases in August.
“We should be at the top of the food chain from the apartment standpoint in this area,” he said.
The smallest 520-square-foot rental unit in the building will go for close to $1,500 a month.
One Uptown will have a second floor swimming pool with a glass bottom extending over the building’s entry porte-cochere. There will be a private fitness studio overlooking McKinney Avenue.
There’s going to be a 9,000-square-foot rooftop “Sky Lounge” with views of downtown and a second swimming pool.
The tower will have units ranging from studios to three bedrooms and there three floors of penthouse units.