Developers are one step away from getting the go-ahead to build an Uptown Dallas high-rise project anchored by a Central Market grocery store.
Dallas’ city plan commission on Thursday gave unanimous approval for the development, which still must pass the City Council.
The project will replace a vacant Albertson’s supermarket at McKinney and Lemmon avenues.
Last fall, Dallas developer KDC and the San Antonio-based grocer announced plans for the project, which will include an office tower with residential units and the Central Market on the lower floors.
Dallas architect Omniplan and San Antonio design firm Lake|Flato are designing the development, which will take up most of the 4.8-acre block.
KDC plans to build a 2-acre public plaza on the roof of the Central Market that will have access to the office tower as well as shops and restaurants facing the elevated public space.
The Central Market store would be the largest yet by the chain, which has six other North Texas locations.
The plan commission also voted to allow developers restoring downtown Dallas’ landmark Cabana Hotel to add a residential tower to the project.
Centurion American Development Group is renovating the 10-story, 57-year-old hotel on Stemmons Freeway across from Victory Park.
Centurion American plans to build the apartment high-rise on top of the existing parking garage.