The Central. Rendering courtesy of De La Vega Development.

A developer has released plans for the first phase of a mixed-use project that will be built on the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” site just east of U.S. 75, the Dallas Morning News reported.

De La Vega Development is working on a $2.5 billion development called The Central, which will start with offices, apartments and retail. The project will eventually span 27 acres on North Central Expressway.

The first phase includes 350,000 square feet of office space overlooking a 4-acre park, as well as 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. A 350-unit apartment complex developed by StreetLights Residential is also planned, the newspaper reported.

“Listening to our community, we know we have the chance to deliver what people want the most: the opportunity to be outdoors, to create connections and to feel safe and secure,” De La Vega CEO Artemio De La Vega said in a statement to the Morning News.

The Central would be the tallest, densest development in the area between North Central Expressway and Ross Avenue, the Morning News reported.

The project attracted international attention last year when a failed implosion of the former Affiliated Computer Services building on Haskell Avenue left us with the Leaning Tower of Dallas, the viral sensation that became the city’s best Instagram spot.


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