Gables Residential unveils new Whole Foods, Uptown housing

Oct 30, 2013 - Dallas Business Journal
Atlanta-based developer Gables Residential has finished digging out its underground parking garage for the Whole Foods-anchored retail and residential development in Uptown and unveiled what the finished project will look like.

The mixed-use project, which sits on three acres at McKinney Avenue and Routh Street, is expected to open in early 2015.

The development is meant to complement and enhance the Uptown neighborhood, Gables CEO Sue Ansel said.

Plans for the project include 222 apartment homes and 17 townhomes totaling 239 residences. The apartments will be in an eight-story building and the townhomes will be in adjacent three-story brownstones. Whole Foods will be the property's sole retailer.

The design of the project will complement the State-Thomas Historic District, a neighborhood that Gables plans to add green spaces and historic markers in. Along with the enhancements, the developer donated $85,000 worth of mature tree to the nearby Griggs Park renovation.

Whole Foods will have patio seating along McKinney Avenue, along with customer access to the parking garage.

Gables is the developer and general contractor for the project. WDG Architecture Dallas is the architect of record. Architexas is the historic architect for the townhome design. Studio Outside is the landscape architect.