DALLAS - Construction is set to begin in September on the redevelopment of Dallas’ Farmers Market complex.
In about 60 days, ground will be broken for a large rental community that will replace two of the old produce sheds along Harwood St. near I-30.
Other developers are ramping up apartment construction in the neighborhood as well. The number of residences in the area will grow to more than 2,000 units during the next couple of years.
In 2012, the City of Dallas chose Bergersen’s Spectrum Properties and a group of other investors and developers to build a roughly $60 million mixed-use development at the Farmers Market.
Since then, two other apartment developers have begun work on rental projects. And a townhouse community under construction just north of the Farmers Market is now about two-thirds sold.
The 240-unit FM Harvest Lofts apartment building should be open by the end of 2015 on Harwood St., and will support about 25,000 sf of retail within the building, as well as a freestanding restaurant.
Houston-based Camden Property Trust already has about 900 units in its Farmers Market apartment community.
Right next door to Camden on Cesar Chavez Blvd., builder Wood Partners has begun construction on a 4.7-acre, 313-unit apartment community.
Another apartment builder, Alliance Residential, is working on a 340-unit rental community southeast of the Farmers Market at Cesar Chavez Blvd. and I-30.
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