Harwood District Tower Eyed for Uptown Area Would Be the Tallest in the Neighborhood

When the Rolex Building opened north of downtown Dallas in 1982, no one had heard of Uptown.The eight-story office was there before the Crescent.Back then, the area was a neighborhood of scruffy car lots, Mexican restaurants and little frame houses. Now the little Rolex building is in the middle of an 18-block mixed-use development called Harwood District that's home to thousands of office workers, luxury homeowners and retail outlets.Developer Harwood International is finishing up construction on its 10th building in the development — a 22-story office on McKinnon Street with about 226,778 square feet.Called Harwood No. 10, the high-rise is about 65 percent leased to companies including tech firm Cyrus One.Just this week, the developers announced that a major law firm — Fox Rothschild LLP of Philadelphia — is moving its Dallas office from up on LBJ Freeway to another Harwood District building right down the street.Construction is also underway on a 22-story luxury hotel.An even bigger project is also in the works for the Harwood District.Harwood International recently filed plans with the city of Dallas to build a 40-story tower between the Harwood District and Victory Park.Called Harwood No. 12, the 1.055 million-square-foot skyscraper will straddle Caroline Street.The tower would have retail at the lobby level, 14 parking levels, an amenity level on the roof of the parking garage, 23 office levels above the parking garage and an observation deck/sky lounge at the top."That will make it the tallest building in Uptown," said Harwood International's Jessica Young Reid. "We are actively discussing the building with potential anchor tenants."When completed, the Harwood District is estimated to be valued at more than $3 billion — about the same as Plano's much touted Legacy West development.  Continue reading...

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