Developer ready to start Far North Dallas projectDevelopers are kicking off a Far North Dallas mixed-use project with 310 apartment units.
Dallas Morning News – By Steve Brown
Monday January 30, 2012
Developers working with Texas A&M University to build on 73 acres in Far North Dallas are ready to kick off their project.
Arlington-based Realty Appreciation Ltd. is seeking city approval to build the first 310 apartments in its development called Urban Living Laboratory on Coit Road in Collin County.
The mixed-use project is planned for land that is part of A&M’s decades old extension services facility on Coit south of Frankford Road.
Texas A&M is a partner in the development which was originally announced in late 2010.
The first phase of construction is planned to include 10 apartment buildings and a clubhouse on a vacant tract just east of Coit, according to designs filed with the City of Dallas.
Developer Stewart Hoffman heads Realty Appreciation.
The entire Urban Living Laboratory project is envisioned to include apartments, offices, retail and hotel space.
The complex will also be used to research, demonstrate and teach concepts of sustainability, energy efficiency and urban planning.
The original design called for eventual construction of 600 apartments, 200 student housing units, more than 100,000 square feet of retail space and two hotels.