(Down)town homes

Looking for a place to call home? A new construction project in Downtown Arlington is being marketed to those who want to live in luxury. It’s called Main 7 Urban Villas.

The new Main 7 Urban Villas development features townhomes ranging from 1,500 feet to 2,600 feet with a price tag starting in the mid $300,000s.

“Main 7 Urban Villas is a luxury townhome development, featuring two and three-story residences just steps away from Arlington’s Downtown area,” says Georgie Zang, President of the Zang Group Real Estate and Development. Zang is responsible for the marketing and sales of Main 7. “Each townhome will have two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a private, two-car garage, and some will feature second-story, outdoor living spaces.”

The development was designed with a strong walkability score, which is a measure of how accessible an area is for pedestrians, taking into account nearby amenities and points of interest.

The building site encompasses approximately two and a half acres just north of the University of Texas at Arlington with Main Street on the north, Abram on the south, Thornton on the west and Cooper on the east side.

“When I purchased the land, I promised the City that I would do something unique,” says architect and President of Oakhollow Group Mojy Haddad.

Haddad is one of the principals of the Main 7 Urban Villas, along with Steve King and Timm Baumann of Savannah Developers of Dallas.

“Once these men began to put everything together, it was clear that we had a very special team to build a very special product in Arlington,” says Zang. “These men have done a remarkable job bringing this opportunity to our city!”

Haddad graduated from UT Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, and Master’s degrees in Architecture and in City and Regional Planning. He’s lived in Arlington since 1974. For him, this is more than business. Haddad says the American Dream City is in his heart.

“The City Council, Planning and Zoning, they are all extremely happy with the design I came up with, and I feel like it’s going to be very successful,” says Haddad. “So far, it’s been very well received within the community.”

The urban infill will have a modern feel.  It was modeled after a development in Highland Park.

“The Main 7 community will have common areas second to none, with green spaces and sculptures throughout,” says Zang. “This entire development will be surrounded by a beautiful iron and brick gate, all entrances to the property will be secured.”

There are existing rental housing options in Downtown, but Main 7 is the first for-sale product. The townhomes are fee simple and will range from 1,500 feet to 2,600 feet with a price tag starting in the mid $300K’s.

While the official groundbreaking isn’t until September, the developers expect to begin work later this month and have some units completed by the spring of 2020. They already have several interested buyers.

“It caps the west side of the Downtown revitalization and provides a luxury living experience,” says Zang.

For more: www.main7arlington.com.

Toni Randle-Cook

Toni Randle-Cook is a contributing writer for AT Magazine.