Almost 40-story tower would be the first phase of 18-acre mixed-use district. Developers are showing off plans for a new skyscraper proposed on downtown Dallas’ south side. Dallas-based Hoque Global and Lanoha Real Estate of Omaha are planning the Newpark mixed-use tower to be built on Canton Street near city hall. The almost 40-story high-rise would contain a combination of office, retail, hotel and residential space in a rapier-thin tower. The lower levels of the building would have retail and lobby areas with parking underground. The building was designed by Merriman Anderson Architects and Pickard Chilton. Moss Construction has been selected as the general contractor. The developers hope to break ground on the project in 2021. The proposed tower project is planned to include 225,000 square feet of offices, a 245-room hotel, 268 apartments and ground-level retail. “I have been working with the city behind the scene to create something different,” said Hoque Global CEO Mike Hoque. “It’s a transformative project “How to crate a project a project that will change south Dallas forever.” The high-rise would be the first phase of a 20-acre district of new buildings along Canton and Cadiz streets on the south side of downtown. The Newpark Dallas district that includes the new skyscraper is planned to include more than a million square feet of office space, 200,000 square feet of urban retail space, thousands of residential units and a four-star hotel. The so called Newpark “Smart District” is also envisioned with a 1 million-square-foot educational campus. Click to read more at www.merriman-maa.com.