July 25, 2005

Developers plan Garland Road luxury condos

Proposal likely to face zoning battle
Cynthia D. Webb and Christine Perez//Staff Writers

Two Dallas developers are working on an ambitious new project that could transform the struggling Garland Road corridor, an area of State Highway 78 nestled around White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. Leon Backes, president of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. , and developer Mark Miller have formed Emerald Isle Partners L.P. to develop The Emerald, a 25-story, $50 million luxury condominium tower on the west side of Garland Road at Emerald Isle.The tower would replace a strip of one-story medical offices, which will be razed.Initial plans call for between 180 and 225 condos, ranging in size from 1,400 square feet to 3,800 square feet and in price from $385,000 to $1 million.

Dallas Business Journal, July 25. 2005