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Emerging Projects

Investors and developers have been discovering Downtown Arlington. With significant new investments already completed or underway in housing, mixed-use projects, new commercial buildings, and a robust number of adaptive re-use projects, spaces are being re-imagining for new and exciting uses for entertainment, retail, business and housing. Projects that have already been permitted and/or are in the pipeline are part of our Emerging Projects, to provide a glimpse of what is to come. To view our completed projects, click here.

Urban Union Phase 2

Urban Union Phase 2 expands Urban Union further west and includes five new multi-story, mixed-use buildings that will bring new restaurants, stores, offices, and now loft-style rentals to Downtown’s Front Street. In addition to these new businesses, the headquarters for the acclaimed Sutton Frost Cary LLP will be relocated to the 11,000-square-foot second floor of the new office building on the corner of Mesquite and Front Streets, serving as a key feature for this phase of Urban Union’s development. These new headquarters are the first professional office building of its scale to be built in Downtown Arlington in decades. The 50,000 square foot expansion includes amazing tenants such as Doughboy Donuts, Cow Tipping Creamery, and Coop’s Fowl Ball, a new sports bar concept featuring a family-friendly menu.

The Downtown Arlington Doggie Depot

After receiving community feedback on the need for a dog park in downtown in the 2022 Downtown Arlington Resident Survey, Downtown Arlington was awarded a competitive grant of $75,000 from Project for Public Spaces and General Motors to supplement the construction of a new off-leash dog park right here in the heart of Arlington. The Downtown Arlington Doggie Depot is Downtown's first off-leash dog park, funded through a private-public partnership. In March 2024, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation approved a generous donation of $100,000 towards the project. Downtown Arlington’s Doggie Depot will include ADA access, running water, lighting, dog waste stations, separate play areas for both small and large dogs, and fencing with mesh openings and an anti-climb design. In addition to the dog-centric infrastructure, there will be seating areas for people to relax and connect with one another. Phase I of the project is underway with site planning, design, and soil testing currently taking place. The Doggie Depot will open for public use in Summer 2024.

Rotary Dream Park

Located on Front Street, the Rotary Dream Park is part of an overarching effort to better connect the thriving developments in Downtown’s Urban Union with the rest of the increasingly vibrant downtown district located south of the railroad tracks. In June 2023, the Rotary Club of Arlington donated “Boundless,” a new interactive public art installation by Jen Lewin Studio, celebrating the club’s 100 years of service in the Arlington community. In addition to “Boundless,” the park will include shaded seating, greenery, and the relocated DREAM sculpture. After residing on Abram Street for almost a decade, Downtown Arlington is donating the DREAM sculpture to the City of Arlington, anchoring this gorgeous new park with another iconic and beloved public art installation. If you are downtown after dark, check out the “Boundless” sculpture and enjoy the first piece of the new Rotary Dream Park, slated to open in 2025 with phase 2 of construction beginning in Summer 2024.


Main 7

Downtown Arlington’s first luxury townhome villa development is now entering phase 2, adding 16 villas to the project by Summer 2022. Modeled after the Dallas Highland Park luxury urban villas, the Main 7 development provides for 2/3 bedroom and 2 car garage housing opportunity starting at $415,000 for those dreaming of downtown residency. The white finishes and painted brick provide a beautiful end cap to Downtown’s Abram and Cooper intersection, with public art and a central sculpture garden for residents. 

Echelon Downtown Arlington

This new residential community, which is due to open later this year, is aimed at serving working professionals. Echelon will consist of 65 two and three-bedroom homes with rear entry attached two-car garages. Residences will have access to an open common space to promote a sense of community while also providing individually fenced front yards.