Dallas High School Restoration Adds Downtown Housing, as Knox-Henderson Apartment Proposal Regroups
As Towers reported in December, Alliance Residential’s initial concept for a high-rise in Knox-Henderson got a thumbs-down from the Oak Lawn Committee.
Alliance and its architect, GFF, have since come out with a down-scaled project they hope will be more compatible with the neighbors. Alliance is still going for a 335-unit project at the southeast corner of Armstrong and Cole Avenues, but the plan is to go to seven stories across the street from the 17-story Highland Park Place office tower and ratchet down to five stories as the structure extends south to Olive Street and into single-family residential territory.
Another peace offering to the neighbors is a 10 percent apportionment — 34 units — of affordable housing. Tenants in the affordable units would have to make 80 percent or less of the area median household income to qualify.
The City Plan Commission has yet to consider the concept.