Dallas' Energy Square to undergo total makeover and compete with new Uptown towers
...Energy Square got its start in 1974, when the 14-story original building was constructed on Greenville Avenue. It was popular with oil and gas companies, many of which were next door in the landmark Meadows Building.
...more than 1 million-square-foot ...three Energy Square towers (14 story, 16 story, 16 story) and the historic Meadows Building next door will be connected on one level with a new park, pedestrian areas and a boulevard running through the middle of the development
...owner GlenStar Properties' principal, Matthew Omundson said. "Our front door is on Greenville, and right now, there's a service entrance in the middle. "We are going to try and create a real boulevard entrance."
And, plans call for a new 10,000-square-foot fitness center next to the new park ... an additional 10,000 to 15,000 square feet of retail space ... GlenStar plans to restore the Meadows Building's mid-century features, including graphics that once adorned the top of the building.
GlenStar bought the 14 acres ~2 years ago, and at that time pursued plans to tear down the historic Meadows Building. Historic Preservation & Community outrage saved the building, and here we have the new new beginning, combining adjacent buildings into a campus with onsite train station.
The pictures and article do not indicate a renovated connection with the train station. Doesn't DART have funding mechanism to supplement/facilitate transit oriented development? Maybe the Lovers Lane TOD infusion will come with the inevitable redo of the Office Depot-Post Office-CVS spot.
Anyway, it's sure encouraging for Dallas to see Central Expressway properties coming back into the swing of things. This redevelopment is small compared to the proposal for ~half of the former ACS HQ campus on Haskell@75, and the potential of a Caruth Plaza TOD rebuild exceeds both.