Lone Star Gas Lofts

Lone Star Gas Building, Part II

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Redevelopment of the former Atmos Complex has officially begun! After a 3-year delay due to the weak economy, Hamilton Properties recently secured financing and construction crews have begun interior demolition of the 4-building complex. In 2010 we posted a look inside the most historic structures – the 1924 Dallas Gas Company Building and 1931 Lone Star Gas Company Building – which are contributing structures to the Harwood Historic District.

Lone Star Gas Lofts looking east
Lone Star Gas Lofts from St Paul Street

The 1966 West Building and 1979 Enserch Plaza Building adjoin the historic structures and were built as the Lone Star Gas Company expanded. The residential conversion project – named the Lone Star Gas Lofts – is unique in that it will house apartment residents of several different income levels.

Upper levels of Enserch Plaza
The upper levels of Enserch Plaza

The white marble Enserch Plaza building at the western end of the block will be the first building renovated into 107 apartments. This building will contain affordable housing options being developed under a partnership with Central Dallas Development Corp. Current work is focussed on this structure, and will later expand to the other buildings (the West Building will become a parking garage and the two historic structures will become market-rate loft apartments).

Enserch Plaza Interior Before
Interior demolition at Enserch Plaza (before); photo courtesy Hamilton Properties
Enserch Plaza Interior After
Interior demolition at Enserch Plaza (after); photo courtesy Hamilton Properties
View of Downtown Dallas from future apartments; photo courtesy Hamilton Properties

Upper level interiors of Enserch Plaza are being demolished floor-by-floor, leaving behind a clean shell for new apartments featuring large windows and great views of downtown Dallas. The glass and marble lobby at ground level will contain a leasing office and fitness center; just outside, an outdoor plaza and pool deck will be developed along Jackson Street. Construction should take about a year.

The resulting Lone Star Gas Lofts project will restore the largest complex of vacant buildings downtown, extend redevelopment toward the Farmers Market District and provide a mix of rental options for a diversity of residents.

Ground level of Enserch Plaza
Ground level of Enserch Plaza
Lobby construction
Lobby construction at Enserch Plaza; photo courtesy Hamilton Properties
Future plaza view
The future pool/plaza deck will fill an existing parking lot along Jackson Street; photo courtesy Hamilton Properties

About the author: Noah Jeppson is creative designer and urbanite. As a resident of downtown Dallas for 5+ years he has been active in neighborhood policy, advocacy and preservation. To connect, find him on Twitter as dfwcre8tive.

8 Responses to "Lone Star Gas Building, Part II"
  1. How does one contact the developers to find out about rental opportunities in the Enserch Plaza apartment project?

    Do you know?

    I have a dear friend who is very interested in leasing in that building when it opens in April, 2012, and I don’t know who to call.

    Thank you!

  2. Hello , I am interested in the low income apartment and would like to know if you have
    a minimum income. I live on a very small Social Security being 77 years old. Would I
    have to pay electricity ? I have a 23 pound (also elderly ) dog. Would he be accepted?
    We are a team . Approx. the sq footage of the one bedroom? Your building looks like
    a dream and it has always been a dream of mine to live in the city .

    Sincerely,
    Bea
    Bea Grayson
    972-392-2695

  3. Every time I call the number that they have for the lone Star Gas Lofts I get the D>P&L Flats. I would like to know what is going on.

  4. I just wamted to get some information on leasing one of your apartments, if anyone can contact me asap.

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