Multifamily living project proposed near White Rock rail station

It seems a real estate developer wants to put apartments, townhomes or lofts — about 350 units — near the White Rock DART station.

A representative from Winston Capital, an investment and real estate development firm, has applied for a zoning change to property at the northwest corner of Northwest Highway and Lawther Road.

The site currently is zoned for retail and single family uses.

The developers are requesting to rezone the space for planned development with multi-family uses.

The proposed “planned development district” would allow the redevelopment of the site with multifamily uses and some retail.  The site is 20 feet below the existing rail line. The proposed complex would have direct access to the rail platform at the same level as the existing station, according to paperwork filed Jan. 6 with the Dallas Department of Development.

The complex would consist of a maximum 350 units in buildings of varying heights getting shorter as they move away from the intersection. The closest multifamily building would be about 150 feet from the nearest property with a single-family home.

A tentative plan commission hearing is set for March 1.

Some retail plus a 350-unit complex is proposed at Northwest and Lawther.

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  • chughesbabb

    Interesting that we haven’t received much feedback here. We posted this same article on our Lake Highlands blog and it drew an impassioned response from 60-some commenters, and counting. Why are people north of the lake so much more concerned about this proposal than those in East Dallas? Could it be the large amount of apartments gone bad in Lake Highlands? 

  • stuart

    Yes.  The Duncan family owned the entire property.

    Last I heard, the plan was for apartments only, no retail.  Four and five stories plus a parking garage.

  • Keri Mitchell

    Wouldn’t this take out Duncan’s and the home also on this land?