July 11, 2017

New office project going up on Maple Avenue in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood

Dallas Morning News: New office project going up on Maple Avenue in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood

by STEVE BROWN

Construction has started on a new office project in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood.

The 4-story building is going up just a block away from the Old Parkland campus at Fairmount and Knight streets and is owned by three Dallas families.

The 31,483-square-foot office development will open in about a year on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway.

John P. Thompson Jr. of J.T. Philp Co. and Nancy Tartaglino Richards and Lisa Barrentine of First Preston HT are building the project, which will have a rooftop terrace offering downtown views.

The owners will take the top floor of the building for their own offices.

“We searched for the ideal site for our family office for a number of years,” Thompson said in a statement. “We love our proximity to Old Parkland, the tollway and the Park Cities.”

About 18,000 square feet of multitenant space will be up for grabs in the new building, said Sarah Hinkley, the principal with Peloton Commercial Real Estate who’s leasing the development.

“It will be a very high-quality project,” Hinkley said. “I think it will be attractive for people who want to office near the Old Parkland development.”

She said the planned building, called Parkland Knight, will be priced less than the 8-building Old Parkland campus at Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. The luxury office project by investor Crow Holdings includes the historic Old Parkland Hospital building.

Crow Holdings has just started work on a 90,000-square-foot, 6-story office building on Maple at the tollway in its project.

Unlike the Old Parkland campus with its classical architecture, the new Parkland Knight building will be a modern design done by Dallas architects BOKA Powell.

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