KWA Construction has completed the first phase of construction on Arlington Commons. The upscale, urban-style apartment complex has helped spearhead the revitalization of a former neglected neighborhood along Lamar Boulevard. “This project has been extremely well-received by the Arlington City Council and various community groups, which has made it an exciting privilege for the KWA team to build the very first units and amenities. Arlington Commons serves as a great example of how development can be transformative for a city,” said KWA Construction President Brian Webster.
Developer The Nehemiah Company selected Dallas-based KWA to build Phase I, featuring a four-story 353-unit apartment complex and covered parking garage that sits on 5.56 acres of the 22.18-acre project. Designed by JHP Architecture, the one- and two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 580 – 1,418-square feet, offer open and spacious floor plans, wood-style flooring, quartz or granite countertops, spa-inspired bathrooms, stainless steel appliances and city views from balconies or patios.
Additional apartment amenities include a designer clubhouse, fully-equipped wellness center and gym, resort-style pool with a tanning ledge and cabanas, outdoor entertainment area featuring fire pits and TVs, dog park and beautifully landscaped courtyards. Arlington Commons is just two miles away from premiere attractions like the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Texas Rangers ballpark and the upcoming $250 million entertainment complex called Texas Live!
After construction on the next three phrases are complete in 2026, the $200 million redevelopment project will have added approximately 1,300 units to the city. In 2017, the City of Arlington provided nearly $10.5 million in incentives for the project, which was designed to revitalize a dilapidated section of north Arlington. When the old apartment complexes were there, they had a taxable value of about $10 million, according to the city. The new development will create at least $200 million in value that will be added to the tax rolls, according to a city staff report on the project. The developer is estimated in 2017 that the total construction period for the entire project will take up to seven years.