First look: Six-story apartment/retail complex proposed in Lakewood

Rendering of the proposed retail and apartment development on Oram Street in Dallas.

Rendering of the proposed retail and apartment development courtesy of the Advocate.

Developer Southern Land Company sought public input before bringing its six-story, high-density retail/apartment proposal on Oram to the city. While City Councilman Philip Kingston said recently he has not yet been approached by the principals on the project, neighbors got an early look at the new plans last week.

The proposal would change the skyline of Lakewood, bringing the towering building where the one-story, 6,200-square-foot Teter’s Faucet Part has sat since 1947. The new plans include a retail section on the first floor topped with five stories of residential units, 140 in total at about 975-square-feet a piece. That would mean an uptick in density, current zoning allows for a floor area ratio of 1.5:1, while this project seeks to increase that to 3.45:1. Read More >