Dallas Morning News: Tallest high-rise in Dallas Design District opens for renters

Developer Urby’s first tower in the Design District near Oak Lawn Avenue and Stemmons Freeway is ready for renters.(Steve Brown )

By Steve Brown

The tallest new tower in Dallas’ Design District has opened its doors.

The 27-story Urby apartment high-rise has been under construction for almost two years on Hi Line Drive near Turtle Creek Boulevard.

A project of New Jersey-based developer Urby, the new tower has 383 luxury rental units. Apartments in the building start at $2,200 a month.

“We look forward to welcoming our first residents this month and introducing them to our thoughtful design, engaging experiences and community connection,” David Barry, president and CEO of Urby, said in a statement.

The apartment high-rise was designed by Amsterdam-based architect Concrete and Dallas architect 5G Studio Collaborative.

Belgium landscape architecture firm Bureau Bas Smets also worked on the project, which includes a landscaped courtyard with a swimming pool, a fitness center, a library and a dog park,

A neighborhood café will also be included in the building.

The just-opened building is one of three towers Urby plans on the 4-acre site that will include 900 apartments.

The Dallas Urby tower is the developer’s first such project built outside of the New York Metropolitan area. Urby is a partnership between developer Barry and Brookfield Properties. The company has buildings in New York City, New Jersey and Stamford, Conn. New Urby developments are on the way in Philadelphia, Miami and Washington, D.C.

The Dallas tower is a hard-to-miss addition to the Design District, which is seeing a new round of development with more office, retail and residential projects.

The Urby tower has 383 apartments starting at $2,200 a month.(Sarah Linden)


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