Downtown Dallas 'Smart District' in the Works

Spanning eight blocks, plans for the Dallas Smart District include offices, hotel space, and retail. Anchoring the development: a 78-floor tower that would become the tallest building in town.
October 30, 2017, 12pm PDT | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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Eyeing a "vacant corner of downtown Dallas," Steve Brown writes, "Builder KDC has teamed up with landowner Hoque Global to plan the more than 20-acre skyscraper campus on the south side of downtown."

Plans for the Dallas Smart District, designed by architect Pelli Clarke Pelli, envision a bold campus of new buildings. "The first phase would include 600,000 to 1 million square feet of office space, an urban grocery store, a food hall, a boutique hotel and green space."

"The tallest building envisioned for Dallas Smart District would be 78 floors, or about 200 feet higher than Bank of America Plaza, currently downtown's tallest building," Brown writes. Additionally, KDC reports that it "included the Dallas Smart District site in potential locations offered for digital retailer Amazon's new $5 billion second corporate headquarters complex."

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Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Dallas News
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