Harwood International, the developer behind the 17-block Harwood area of Uptown, is expanding into the Design District. The company is planning to break ground this spring on District 1444: The Design Village, at the southeast corner of Dragon Street and Oak Lawn Avenue.
The five-story, mixed-use complex will offer 224 apartments and 46,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a pool deck lounge with cabanas, fitness center, game room, fire pits, and gardens.
Alexis Barbier-Mueller, director of Harwood international, said the project will deliver much-needed residential space and amenities to the area.
“We want to bring the same amenities to the Design District that are available in Harwood, Oak Lawn, State Thomas, and West Village,” he said.
District 1444 was designed by Harwood Design Factory LLC, which is led by Laura Lleal, vice president, and Ben Cortez, architect.
According to Jihane A. Boury, director of leasing and vice president at Harwood International, three of the five restaurant spaces have already been leased.
Dallas-based Harwood International, founded in the late 1980s by Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, has offices or projects in Dallas, Sunnyvale, Beverly Hills, Geneva, London, Paris, and Zurich.