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DALLAS | Dallas Smart District | 342m | 1121ft | 78 fl | Pro

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Bold skyscraper campus would energize downtown Dallas' south side

Located between Dallas City Hall and Interstate 30, the 8-block urban project would include office towers, retail and hotel space. It's one of the largest developments ever proposed for downtown.
Award winning international architect Pelli Clarke Pelli has designed the dramatic campus.
The centerpiece of the project is an office skyscraper that would be the tallest building in Dallas.
"There are a lot of big companies that are circling Dallas-Fort Worth," he said. "Dallas needs to have a site that is large enough to accommodate a large employer."
The tallest building envisioned for Dallas Smart District would be 78 floors or about 200 feet higher than Dallas' tallest Bank of America Plaza.
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KDC officials say they included the Dallas Smart District site in potential locations offered for digital retailer Amazon's new $5 billion second corporate headquarters complex.
I figured the announcement of this project was no coincidence.
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I figured the announcement of this project was no coincidence.
Yeah, but in another article they mentioned they could start the first phase as early as next year.

"Construction is slated to begin on the initial phase of the project by late 2018."
The office developer KDC is known for its Legacy West Development in Plano (A Dallas suburb). Toyota is one company that relocated their headquarters to Legacy West. Other companies have relocated as well or expanded their operations and decided to move there.

Based on their reputation, this has a likelihood of coming to fruition.
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Did Dallas just almost get a better CBD than Downtown Houston?
IF it goes through of course...
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I can't help but think this'll go through, whether Amazon chooses Dallas for hq2 or not.
Dallas Smart District Project Plans Massive Development Downtown

Additional renderings and site plans in the link

“Both KDC and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are doing remarkable work with Hoque Global to launch the transformative Dallas Smart District,” Hoque said in a prepared statement.
Gregg Jones, a principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli, described the project as “creating the greatest collection of state-of-the-art international Class A office space in the United States.”
KDC will be in charge of the office space development. Hoque Global will direct the residential, retail and hospitality elements; Hoque claimed there would be an announcement soon regarding a “first of its kind” major brand coming to the district.
The project will proceed in phases, with Phase One to include:

600,000 to 1 million square feet of international Class A office space
An urban grocery store to serve the 20,000 Downtown Dallas residents
A food hall with a culinary incubator, upscale casual dining and innovative culinary concept experiences
A boutique hotel with residences
Park and green space with ample recreation areas, pet friendly environments with parks and bike paths
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Still planned to break ground later this year.

Besides the pipeline of projects, several proposed developments in DFW sit in limbo, searching for funding, anchor tenants, or absorption in similar product types. Most notably, Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood partnered with famed architect Sir Norman Foster to propose a 70-story skyscraper on the other side of Woodall Rodgers from the Perot Museum. Hillwood would need an anchor tenant to get the development off paper and in the ground. Hoque Global and KDC have proposed a 78-story tower. Hoque and KDC said they’d begin building a 20-acre mixed-use campus downtown, dubbed the Dallas Smart District, by the end of 2018.
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"The tallest building envisioned for Dallas Smart District would be 78 floors or about 200 feet higher than Dallas' tallest Bank of America Plaza."
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