Here’s a late addition to the demolition of the Allen House Apartments, the first portions of which went down in 2007, in anticipation of the giant Regent Square mixed-use development in North Montrose that never happened — or rather, hasn’t yet. The smashing of one Allen House’s 2 remaining buildings is now taking place across West Dallas from Teala’s Mexican Restaurant, just beyond the back windows of the Piedmont at River Oaks condos on Rosine St. A Swamplot reader sent us the above photo last Friday. Does this mean the long-dormant Regent Square is at long last ready to stir?
The North Montrose Civic Association announced in a recent newsletter that a “big announcement” about Regent Square is due in May: “Rumors are that a high rise residential [tower is] being planned as [the] first building.” Separately, Regent Square developer GID Development has promised additional details in May or June about this 21-story highrise apartment building, called the Sovereign, which happens to feature a large number of dog-friendly amenities, including canine wash/dry facilities, a pet grooming room, and a private doggie park:
Presumably, that announcement would include The Sovereign’s as-yet-unidentified location. A few commenters on HAIF, however, claim to have figured it out already: on West Dallas between Rosine and Rochow. That’s the same spot across from Teala’s where the Allen House Apartments are being torn down now.
- The Sovereign [GID Development]
- The Horizon — 21 Floors and Regent Square: Allen Parkway at Dunlavy [HAIF]
- Regent Square coverage [Swamplot]
Photo: Swamplot inbox; Renderings: GID Development