Mixed-use 'game changer' pitching to downtown ArlingtonMixed-use 'game changer' pitching to downtown Arlingtonhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=106902015-10-02T05:00:00Z2015-10-02T19:40:00Z

​​​​ARLINGTON - ​Catalyst Urban Development of Dallas is set to break ground next month on a 22-month project to build a mixed-use complex designed around a "live-work-play" concept.

The mixed-use project — tentatively named 101 Center — will feature 221 high-end apartments over a first floor of retail businesses, including shops, a 1,500-sf exercise gym, potentially multiple restaurants and many other tenants.

The city and developer have a partnership in the $49 million development on the site of the recently razed 40-year-old George W. Hawkes public library that was the City Hall's neighbor to the east.

The city is committing to about $10.8 million for Catalyst's contractors to build a roughly $7.4 million parking garage — including surrounding surface parking and landscaping — and rebuild portions of Center, Mesquite and Abram streets that front along the development. The city would own the garage and lease most of it back to Catalyst.

Catalyst principal Paris Rutherford announced that the garage side of the apartment building will have small office spaces of about 1,000 sf for small businesses. Those tenants could work and sleep in the "live-work units."

Rutherford said Dallas and Fort Worth have similar upscale mixed-use developments. "In Arlington, you do not," he said. "It's really the first of its kind coming out of the gate."

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