Apartments on McCommas to be razed and replaced by condos

Apartments at McCommas (photo by Brittany Nunn)
Apartments at McCommas (photo by Brittany Nunn)

Any day now the apartments at McCommas and Greenville, located directly to the east of Corner Market, will be coming down to make room for 36 new condominiums.

A couple months ago the apartment complex at 5714 McCommas was bought out by Stillwater Capital, and shortly after that tenants received a notice from the management company, Indio Management, informing them that they needed to vacate the building by Feb. 15.

Stillwater told neighbors they hoped to demolish the apartments last week, but so far the building is still standing. Once construction begins it could take a while because Stillwater plans to put in a subterranean parking garage to accommodate the condos, which will be two- and three-bedroom flats, according to the website.

Signs on the building: “RIP McCommas.” Click to enlarge.

An unknown neighbor posted signs to the building that read “Not a tear down” and “RIP McCommas,” and whoever put them there isn’t the only person who’s worried about the building coming down.

“The construction is going to be extensive,” says nearby neighbor Doyle Rader. “If they put in an underground parking garage, that’s going to wreck everything. I’m at the end of the block, and I’m worried about what it’s going to do to the street and the alleyway.”

Radar says he is also concerned about the loss of history in the area.

“The building was built in the 1930s and aside from a few maintenance issues, it’s still in good condition,” he says. “My concern here is that Dallas is about to lose another piece of its history and possibly adversely impacting one of the city’s historic neighborhoods.”

We’ve reached out to Stillwater Capitals, and we’ll update with any information they provide.

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  • the phd.

    Glad to see this happening. These older buildings are really behind with the comforts of living and yet one has to over pay for rent. This building is also unpleasant looking (ugly). Its trying to define itself between two outdated faux styles. I’m sure the new condos won’t look any better but at least it’ll perform better.

  • Teresa Gubbins

    sad to see this happening. these older buildings are always much nicer. goodbye to the landscaping, the little hill, the facades, the elegant entrance.

  • Los_Politico

    36 units isn’t many for such a big piece of land. How many did the old building have?

    Any pricing information or renderings?