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Kelley USA
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The Link at Uptown

Postby Kelley USA » 15 Nov 2018 12:14

New 22 story tower proposed for Uptown...

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ject-works

Additional article posted in D Magazine

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-re ... in-uptown/

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Tnexster » 15 Nov 2018 12:21

Nice find, I have always wondered when that little office building might get spotted for a new high rise project.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby DPatel304 » 15 Nov 2018 12:40

Nice find! I keep hoping that new development in this area will help link Uptown/Harwood/Victory Park together, but it just seems like the roads here are too wide and cars drive too fast for that to ever happen.

Either way, this is still good news regardless.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby lakewoodhobo » 15 Nov 2018 12:52

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Jbarn
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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Jbarn » 15 Nov 2018 14:49

Three years until completion seems like a long timeline for a building like this.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Tnexster » 15 Nov 2018 15:29

Nice little park across the street, couple more restaurants planned at the base. Guess we'll see.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Tucy » 15 Nov 2018 15:49

Usually one looks to Steve Brown for the ultra super excited descriptions, but this time D Magazine outdid him:

Nice building, but "pushed the envelope"??

This is a real head-scratcher: "It will boast unobstructed, protected views overlooking the Dallas North Tollway to the north and downtown Dallas to the south."

I hope it happens, it's a great-looking building (wish it could go on one of our many remaining vacant sites rather than replacing existing buildings); but no one should be holding their breath. It looks like this developer has never developed a high-rise of any kind and has quite limited experience with office buildings.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby maconahey » 15 Nov 2018 15:55

Jbarn wrote:Three years until completion seems like a long timeline for a building like this.


I wonder if they're going to put parking underground? If so, that could be the reason it'll take so long to build

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Tucy » 15 Nov 2018 15:56

maconahey wrote:
Jbarn wrote:Three years until completion seems like a long timeline for a building like this.


I wonder if they're going to put parking underground? If so, that could be the reason it'll take so long to build


They also have two buildings to clear off the site, and perhaps office building tenants to relocate.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby DPatel304 » 15 Nov 2018 16:00

Kaizen plans to demolish an existing office building that sits on the site next summer, and deliver The Link in late 2021.


The article says they won't demolish the existing building until Summer 2019, so the 2021 completion date makes sense with that in mind.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby CTroyMathis » 15 Nov 2018 16:03

I'm guessing where those outdoor terraces are might be the first level of offices, secondary quasi-lobby, pop-up lunch gig, amenities, etc. Hopefully the ground-floor restaurants have a patio, and, the patios face the quieter Akard side.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 15 Nov 2018 16:14

The current office building is vacant but I do know a temporary gym is located inside on at least one of the floors. I can not remember the name but its some group of trainers with a startup who are probably on a month to month type of deal.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby flyswatter » 15 Nov 2018 16:44

Body Mountain is the place.

http://bodymountain.com/

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby willyk » 16 Nov 2018 02:40

The whole world is converging on this end of Uptwon. All that’s left is the El Fenix site and the two Harwood sites. Given that neither owner seems to be in a rush, the next logical development site is the Jefferson.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Matt777 » 16 Nov 2018 09:14

willyk wrote:The whole world is converging on this end of Uptwon. All that’s left is the El Fenix site and the two Harwood sites. Given that neither owner seems to be in a rush, the next logical development site is the Jefferson.


Would the El Fenix building not be protected? Isn't it really old?

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby willyk » 16 Nov 2018 15:18

Matt777 wrote:
willyk wrote:The whole world is converging on this end of Uptwon. All that’s left is the El Fenix site and the two Harwood sites. Given that neither owner seems to be in a rush, the next logical development site is the Jefferson.


Would the El Fenix building not be protected? Isn't it really old?


Not sure—I was really thinking of the El Fenix parking lots. What great sites they are.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 16 Nov 2018 17:43

The El Fenix ownership has talked publicly about allowing a developer to propose something on the parking lots. I believe all plans were based on the concept the original buildings would stay and they would have to get dedicated parking access as part of the deal to develop. The parking lots are plenty big for a tower I imagine.

In Dallas, nothing is likely protected so to assume that would be a mistake. Everyone always assumes old buildings of every kind are protected in Dallas but very few times they are and developers would like things to remain that way so they can tear them down and handle the PR after.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Pinhi » 17 Nov 2018 20:55

Yawn. Oh look, another 22 story office building. In a prominent location no less. Oh wow, a towering 22 story building holy cow. Seems like that's all we can build anymore. 22 stories. That's it. Zzzzzzzzz.

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Warrior2015 » 17 Nov 2018 22:39

Well look on the bright side. We have the 39 story high rise in VP going up, amli fointian place, and the 40 story arts district high rise !

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Re: The Link at Uptown

Postby Hwulivn » 18 Nov 2018 00:34

I am glad it’s not just a typical square box, but I haven’t seen street level depictions of the building and fear the building won’t contribute significantly to the pedestrian realm. Would be nice if the ground level retail, restaurants and bars extended to the second and even third floors, bring the street “into the building” thru good design, and create small plazas at the corners with the building set from the ground up thru the 3rd floor.


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