Old warehouses near Dallas’ Galleria would be replaced with new apartments

An aging warehouse district west of Dallas’ Galleria complex is being eyed by developers for a major makeover.

Dallas-based Billingsley Co. has filed plans with Farmers Branch to replace two warehouses with new apartments in the area just west of the Dallas North Tollway.

Billingsley, one of North Texas’ biggest commercial property firms, is best known for building the 1,000-acre Cypress Waters development on LBJ Freeway at Belt Line Road.

Now Billingsley is getting into the redevelopment game with plans for the urban rental communities along Simonton Road at Inwood and Midway roads.

At 4730 Simonton, two blocks west of the Galleria, Billingsley wants to replace an 8-acre industrial building with a four-story, 412-unit apartment community. Designed by Dallas’ Hensley Lamkin Rachel Inc. architects, the apartment buildings would have a rooftop deck and two interior courtyards.

A few blocks away at 4207 Simonton at Midway Road, Billingsley Co. wants to tear down a 4.4-acre warehouse property and construct 264 apartments in a five-story building.


Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

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