Former AT&T Dormitories Could See Transformation

Dallas AT&T University Housing
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Housing previously occupied by employees of AT&T could be repurposed into new apartments.

Dallas-based Alpine Start Development is looking to rezone the vacant corporate dormitories in Irving, paving the way for the site’s eventual redevelopment into residential apartments.

Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, the current owner of the nearly 14-acre site, has given the green light for Dallas-based Alpine Start Development to pursue the project, per The Dallas Morning News. A missive from AT&T Inc. was also delivered to Irving’s Planning & Zoning Commission, granting consent to consider the developer’s request.

Alpine Start Development has at least five other projects in the works, including a 1,154-unit development in Buda, Texas, in the pre-development phase.

The property at 6201 Colwell Blvd. in Irving was initially created to house hundreds of AT&T corporate employees enrolled in the telecom giant’s advanced education center. Units averaged just over 500 square feet, and residents had access to a tennis court, pool, and other amenities.

Alpine Start Development intends to combine apartments to condense the property into 248 units. Currently, the site is listed as having 324 units.

Ultimately, the developers hope to offer one- and two-bedroom units across the dozen buildings that comprise the site. In some cases, existing amenities will be refreshed while new ones will be added.

The former corporate dormitories are located in Irving’s Las Colinas neighborhood, home to commercial, corporate, and residential communities. Los Colinas is also home to The Four Seasons Resort and Club and the Las Colinas Country Club, a five-diamond resort.

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