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.
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.