Ross Avenue Sees Renovations to Longtime Landmarks

From Cathedral Guadalupe to Ross Tower, major landmarks along Ross Avenue are undergoing renovations and upgrades.

Some of the most important landmark structures on Ross Avenue are undergoing or have recently undergone renovations.


Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave.: Goddard Investment Group invested $70 million to update the 1.2 million-square-foot interior and build a 10-story garage anchored by restaurants and retail at the iconic 60-story office tower, built in 1986. It also renovated the property’s namesake fountains. 

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Fountain Place has undergone a major renovation.

Saint Paul Place, 750 N. St. Paul St.: Quadrant Investment Properties acquired the 22-story, 273,217-square-foot office tower at N. St. Paul and Ross Avenue in 2016. Built in 1983, it was 78 percent leased. Renovations: Upgraded lobby, new second-floor tenant lounge with conference center and outdoor terrace that overlooks Ross Avenue and the Dallas Museum of Art. Renovations were completed in 2017. 

Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave.: The cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, which opened in 1902, has been in the process of an extensive renovation since 2017.

Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe [Photo: DCVB]

Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe [Photo: DCVB]

Trammell Crow Center, 2001 Ross Ave.: JP Morgan Asset Management is spending  $135 million to add amenities to the 50-story existing tower, built in 1984, including ground-floor retail, a grocery, a restaurant, and an outdoor plaza and to add a second phase. Stream Realty is overseeing the work.

Trammell Crow Center [Courtesy photo]

Trammell Crow Center [Courtesy rendering]

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.: In 2016, the DMA unveiled the museum’s $4.3 million renovated north entrance, which faces Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Klyde Warren Park. The redo includes new access to the main entrance, an outdoor lawn and dining experience with outdoor exhibit space, walkways for better access from Klyde Warren and interior renovations to the atrium.

Chase Tower, 2200 Ross Ave: Fortis Property Group, owners of the 55-story Chase Tower, built in 1987, will make the skyscraper interact better with the surrounding street with an updated plaza and entry.

Ross Tower, 500 N. Akard St. at the corner of Ross: About two blocks from Fountain Place, the 45-story Ross Tower, originally called Lincoln Plaza when it was built in 1982, was renovated with ground-level retail, pedestrian areas, and new street access, including an outdoor patio and Wi-Fi lounge.

Ross Tower [Courtesy photo]

Ross Tower [Courtesy photo]

A version of this article was published in the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review.

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