Gone are the days of cubicles, hung ceilings and fluorescent lighting. East Quarter harkens back to a time when craftsmanship and creativity reigned supreme. Leave the communal conference rooms, generic fitness basements and free Keurig coffee cups to the shiny glass towers.
East Quarter is a neighborhood filled with turn-of-the-century brick, stone and timber jewel boxes woven together by innovative urban planning. Emboldened by transcendent architecture, these historic automobile showrooms have been revitalized into the city’s finest office space. A district built to showcase and sell the leading technology of its time is once again the chief location for innovation.
East Quarter is located at the epicenter of the Dallas urban revival. Bordered by Deep Ellum to the east, the Dallas Farmers Market to the south and central business district to the west, East Quarter is at the hub of culture, commerce and convenience. With a walk score of 90 points, East Quarter is a short jaunt or scoot to the bars and restaurants in Deep Ellum, the food hall in Dallas Farmers Market, or the colossal towers of downtown. East Quarter wraps around the future Harwood Park. Funded by the city of Dallas in 2018, Harwood Park will soon break ground and function as the “southern Klyde Warren.”
East Quarter is just as easily accessible by car. With the improvements currently underway to Cesar Chavez, cars will be able to enter the heart of East Quarter by taking the “downtown” exit on southbound 75. While cars are piled up in the right lane of 75, exiting to uptown and downtown, transit toward East Quarter will follow directly off the left lane onto Cesar Chavez and into East Quarter without making any turns.
Dallas’s most innovative companies have thrived in the neighborhood since its inception as “Auto-Row” in the 1920’s. Long the home to tech and creative firms, the neighborhood and its tenant mix have the opportunity to be a creative and progressive force within the city. Art, technology, and human-oriented commerce will mark this area as distinct from everything else Dallas has to offer.
E.Q. represents the hub of commerce, culture, and creativity.