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 relayingÂ years of curiosityÂ about the project’s slow-but-maybe-not-always-so-steady progress.Â 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-eyedÂ cranewatchers over atÂ HAIF claim to have spotted some backward clock-ticks on the workÂ in the form of partialÂ de- and re-construction of the 2 midrises’Â upper stories during late 2015, possibly related toÂ all the torrential rainÂ that year on the building’s siding andÂ wooden framing.Â But the buildings apparently re-reached their full heights not long after; as of last Friday, there’re even some relatively complete-lookingÂ facade sections on the eastern midrise (as shown above). The western building of the 2 still looks to have only been issued its Hardi-plankÂ balconyÂ 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 fromÂ 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 fullÂ Texas Donut look, though embracing plenty of classicÂ corner tower mortarboardÂ accents:
- Dolce Midtown [Pace Realty Corporation]
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Images: Lulu (photos), Dolce Living (rendering)