Dallas: Miami Developer to Build 340-Unit Apartment Complex Near Dallas National
Feature Photo: Aerial view of the the proposed 340-unit apartment development site next to Oak Cliff’s Dallas National Golf Club. Image: Google Earth/VBX graphic.
by Art Benavidez
Dallas (Dallas County) — City Council approved an application to create a new tract within a planned development district for a proposed 340-unit apartment complex at their meeting last week.
The property, AHS Dallas National, sits on 13.167 acres at the southwest corner of Keeneland Parkway and Duncanville Road.
The development is immediately south of the Dallas National Golf Club and is an offshoot development from the original golf club planned development.
City staff was recommending a base of 22 units per acre (284) that matches the density of tract four of the planned development district. However, the density needed for the proposed project is 26 units per acre, therefore staff recommended a mixed income housing bonus with five percent of the units (17) at 81% to 100% of the median family income.
The proposed site plan for AHS Dallas National, as approved by City Council.
The proposed development has a 10-foot setback around the perimeter of the subject site.
The development includes a large open space on the eastern line of the site of the property, as well as several pockets of open space on the north, northeast and southeast portions of the property.
The Dallas office of Kimley-Horn submitted a preliminary development plan and provided the following specs:
Eight three-story buildings with 36-foot building heights
573 parking spaces
The owners of the property are led by Dallas based Jean-Claude Saada, director of Cambridge Capital Corporation. The developers are led by Miami, Florida based Ernesto Lopes, CEO of the real estate company AHS Residential.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.