A First Concrete Step Toward Building That Mixed-Use Complex at Allen Pkwy. and Gillette St.

Perched up in the parking garage of the Ashton on West Dallas apartments, a Swamplot reader has been monitoring recent progress on the empty field once home to a garbage incinerator between Allen Parkway Village and the Federal Reserve building. The new flat work shown at top across Gillette St. is the first man-made addition to the 6-acre site since renderings showed a few mixed-use towers including a Thompson hotel, condos, office space, and retail cropping up on it last year.

Crews began clearing the southwestern corner of the property for the new pad 3 weeks ago by busting up some older concrete that stood in its way. Next, they took their work underground:

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And this past Saturday morning through Sunday night, they filled it all in:

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  • And as of yesterday, a wood frame has gone up. It definitely does NOT look like the lower floors of the 11-story-ish building shown in the upper right of the rendering.

  • Leasing office?

  • If condos were planned, the wood frame building is likely the model showroom and sales office. Before the large construction loan can be secured, a minimum number of units need to have commitments.

    Some developers (Randall Davis) use trailers for this. Others have used a physical building that is easy to demolish after.

  • Betting that they are building a more permanent construction management office/project office – this project is going to take a while to build and assume the 11 story office might be one of the last things that go up.

  • If I had to guess, this will be the pad for some type of sales office.

  • I’m guessing it’s a temporary sales office/model unit.