Dallas: JPI to Add 430 Apartments to The Central Mixed-Use Project
Featured Photo (above): Irving developer JPI has filed paperwork with the city of Dallas and the State of Texas to convert part of this vacant tract off U.S. Highway 75 and North Carroll Avenue into a multi-story apartment complex. Image: Google Streets
By Edmond Ortiz
Dallas (Dallas County)—JPI, a developer based in Irving, Texas, has filed preliminary paperwork for a 430-unit, five-story apartment complex it proposes building at The Central, a planned 3-million-square-foot mixed-use community near Cityplace.
According to a registration document with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Jefferson at Central would be located at 999 N. Carroll Ave., measure 630,000 square feet and cost $56.7 million to build. The apartment complex will come with amenities and a seven-story precast parking garage.
The registration document states that site preparation is tentatively slated to start in December 2019 or January 2020 with completion of the apartments scheduled for early March 2022. WDG is the architectural designer.
Vicki Rader with Dallas land planning consultant Baldwin Associates filed the building permit application. JPI has indicated in reports it is not ready to share more details about Jefferson at Central, such as construction delivery method.
Dallas company De La Vega Development bought nearly 27 acres of vacant land on North Central Expressway near Cityplace Tower with plans for The Central, which has been promoted as a comprehensive complex with a luxury hotel, upscale residential high-rise, office buildings, restaurants and retail. De La Vega bought the vacant tract from Trammell Crow Co. in September.
Preliminary rendering of The Central mixed-use complex that De La Vega Development has in the works for a vacant site at North Carroll Avenue and U.S. Highway 75. Image: De La Vega Development
JPI is one of the more prolific multifamily developers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The company is building Jefferson Promenade in Irving and is getting ready to build Phase II of Jefferson Innova. JPI also has plans for multifamily developments near the local medical district, and in five other area cities.
WDG, with offices in Dallas and Washington D.C., has designed numerous multifamily communities and hotels mainly in North Texas and in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Central will be located across the North Central Expressway from Oak Lawn.
Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian and a 20-plus-year veteran in local journalism, He previously worked full-time at the San Antonio Express-News, and has been freelancing for outlets such as the Rivard Report.