Lincoln Properties 8111 Douglas Avenue Project FAQs
8111 DOUGLAS AVE PROJECT FAQs
Updated June 2, 2021 6:06 PM CDT rb
View the SMAA announcement by Rector Chris Girata, HERE.
What is the 8111 Douglas Avenue Project?
The 8111 Douglas Avenue Project is the new Lincoln Property Company (LPC) mixed-use development on the northeast portion of SMAA property. LPC is leasing the land from Saint Michael and All Angels (SMAA).
How is Saint Michael and All Angels connected to the project?
The 8111 Douglas Avenue Project will be built and fully funded by LPC. SMAA maintains ownership of the land and will act as landlord as part of a ground lease. LPC is leasing the land directly from SMAA and will pay rent as the tenant.
How does this development benefit Saint Michael and All Angels?
This development allows SMAA to be future-focused, and offers a path to grow our ministry and mission in the city. Revenue generated from the development will help fuel the growth of that mission. SMAA sees this as an opportunity to maximize what God has provided, using our gifts in a way that benefits our community.
Does Saint Michael and All Angels still own the 8111 Douglas Avenue Project property?
Yes. SMAA maintains ownership of the land and will act as lessor for the land. Lincoln Property Company is leasing the land directly from SMAA and will pay rent as the lessee.
Where on the Saint Michael and All Angels property will 8111 Douglas construction take place?
This development will be built on the parking lot and adjacent land SMAA owns on the northeast portion of our campus facing Douglas Avenue.
When did construction begin?
Construction began in May 2021.
What is being built as part of the 8111 Douglas Avenue Project development?
The development will include two midrise buildings. One building will serve as a Class A+ office and will be the new home of the Sewell Automotive Companies corporate headquarters and the commercial division of Lincoln Property Company. The other building will feature luxury residential apartments. Further elements of the development will include a restaurant with an outdoor dining area along Douglas Avenue and other ground floor retail spaces.
Additionally, the development will offer ample parking for church and school events (primarily underground) and allow parishioners to park onsite for church and other events. This will aid in reducing on-street parking and traffic in the surrounding area.
Will construction have an impact on MINISTRIES OR WORSHIP SERVICES?
Until further notice, the main entrance to the building will be the south entrance during the week and west entrance for worship services. The daily exit doors are either the south or the west location. The worship service exit is out the main church door off Douglas Ave. This is all subject to change depending on new information.
What is the impact of the 8111 Douglas Avenue Project on the mission and vision of Saint Michael and All Angels?
This initiative will activate and energize our campus in new ways that enable us to engage more of our neighbors, while providing an increased investment in our mission to be disciples of Christ through growth of our varied ministry efforts in Dallas.
What is the size of the physical footprint for the development?
Once completed, the project will encompass approximately 518,841 square feet. Each of the buildings will be approximately 225,000 square feet and will be within the height parameters the City of Dallas has in place, capped to the predefined “residential proximity slope,” to protect the sight line of the nearby neighborhood.
How will the 8111 Douglas Avenue Project contribute to Saint Michael and All Angels’ physical footprint?
This will not affect the footprint of the “church proper,” however, the land leased for the development will provide new, public green spaces along Douglas Avenue. With this improved design element, our campus will gain community space that engages our neighbors in ways we never have before.
How is this project being funded?
The 8111 Douglas Avenue mixed-use development will be fully funded by Lincoln Property Company and its institutional partners.
What steps were taken in this project to align with community wishes?
This development fully aligns with the Preston Center Task Force, approved in September 2018, and meets all requirements set forth at that time by the group’s neighborhood and city leaders.
What amenities are currently anticipated directly benefiting the neighborhood?
The mixed-use space will be anchored by a significant restaurant, with plans to include significant green space and open areas for lounging and enjoyment for the community, as well as a revitalized dedicated pavilion for the Saint Michael's Farmers Market.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
For questions, please contact Saint Michael Communications.