Revised plans for Lake Highlands’ Toscana apartment project

The defunct Toscana apartments still stand at  6800 Skillman, but a new project is in the works.
The defunct Toscana apartments still stand at 6800 Skillman, but a new project is in the works.

By all appearances, Prescott’s proposed changes for the Toscana project will be good for the neighborhood.

The former Toscana apartment complex, located on the northeast corner of Skillman and Merriman Parkway, will soon be demolished to make way for a new residential multifamily development, which, according to Dallas Department of Development documents, will comprise three stories and 365 units.

We already knew that the old Toscana apartments would be replaced with new ones — but originally the new build was going to include four stories and 665 units, which is way denser than what we are looking at now.

Sponsored Message
In case you weren't sure, this is what tuck-under parking is (note: this stock photo has no relation to the project—just a random example of tuck-under parking).
In case you weren’t sure, this is what tuck-under parking is (note: this stock photo has no relation to the project—just a random example of tuck-under parking).

A representative from Prescott Realty filed a rezoning application May 10 to change the previously approved four-story, 665-unit apartment project with structured parking to a three-story, 365-unit apartment project with surface and tuck-under garage parking. Combined, nine structures will have a “rentable residential floor area of approximately 295,000 square feet and approximately 10,000 square feet of clubhouse use,” according to the filing.

It’s still going to be denser than the original complex, which contained 270 units, but these will be way more attractive, that is if you believe the marketing copy points: we’re talking “… high-quality brick masonry, upscale amenities, private club houses/courtyards/pools and lush parkway landscaping …”

The project appears to be morphing from what is described on the afore-linked website, however it is safe to assume, I believe, that the property, when Prescott completes construction, will be far more appealing than what we are accustomed to seeing at this site.

Sponsored Message

This development is just south of the Lake Highlands Town Center. Prescott Realty is developing both projects.

More from Christina Hughes Babb

Yes, they can: 3 Nations microbrew

There is the nifty tagline, “RESP3CT TRADITION,” printed across smartly designed cans,...
Read More