The urban development arm of Hillwood, in partnership with the Perot family, has released plans for a new 350,000-square-foot office tower along Turtle Creek. The 16-story building will sit across the street from the new Hillwood headquarters and Perot family offices.
The three-acre site was acquired in 2015. Development is expected to get underway once design plans are complete and pre-leasing is secured.
Ken Reese, executive vice president of Hillwood Urban, said the new office building will significantly contribute to the ongoing renaissance of the Turtle Creek area, and that great care has been taken to preserve the natural feel of the creekside setting. A one-acre park, designed by Jim Burnett of The Office of James Burnett (the landscape architect behind Klyde Warren Park) will connect to the Katy Trail.
Jon Pickard, principal of Pickard Chilton in New Haven, Conn., is overseeing design of the office building. It will offer 28,000-square-foot floor plates, 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, and views of Turtle Creek and the Dallas skyline. Amenities include a lobby fireplace, quick-service cafe, fine dining restaurant, and a shaded outdoor patio.
Pickard, who will work in collaboration with Dallas-based BOKA Powell, says he hopes the new office tower will be “a jewel along Turtle Creek.” It’s the first Dallas project for his firm, which also designed ExxonMobil’s new Energy Center in Houston and the Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City.