Leasing signage was tacked up not too long ago at the Dolce Midtown apartment development straddling Bailey St. along the north side of W. Gray, notes a reader relaying years of curiosity about the project’s slow-but-maybe-not-always-so-steady progress. The development’s website doesn’t offer any clues as to when move-in might be possible, but the company has opened a leasing office down the street (in one of the not-getting-knocked-down-any-time-soon segments of the River Oaks Shopping Center).
A few of the hawk-eyed cranewatchers over at HAIF claim to have spotted some backward clock-ticks on the work in the form of partial de- and re-construction of the 2 midrises’ upper stories during late 2015, possibly related to all the torrential rain that year on the building’s siding and wooden framing. But the buildings apparently re-reached their full heights not long after; as of last Friday, there’re even some relatively complete-looking facade sections on the eastern midrise (as shown above). The western building of the 2 still looks to have only been issued its Hardi-plank balcony flaps, however:
The skybridge across Bailey St. previously planned between the midrises also has yet to materialize:
The exterior design of the structures has undergone a significant facial reconstruction or 2 since the project’s first introduction back in 2013. The newest renderings of the complex from the management company show the eastern building’s non-parking-levels floorplan as a U facing away from W. Gray, with a pool courtyard tucked into the nook — just barely subverting the full Texas Donut look, though embracing plenty of classic corner tower mortarboard accents:
- Dolce Midtown [Pace Realty Corporation]
- Previously on Swamplot: Mysterious Midtown Fire Blackens Fuzzy’s Tacos to Crispy Shell; Apartments Moving In on Freedman’s Town Rowhouse Lot
Images: Lulu (photos), Dolce Living (rendering)