101 Center Project Set to Bring Innovation, Excitement to Downtown Arlington

City officials and members of the Arlington community were on hand for today’s groundbreaking ceremony for the City Center redevelopment project, named 101 Center.

The mixed-use project, located at the northeast intersection of Abram and Center streets in Downtown Arlington, is a partnership between the city and a private development group headed by Catalyst Urban Development, the project developer.

The redevelopment will include high-end residential units over a ground level of retail, restaurants and loft office space. The project will also include a structured parking garage with ground level public parking spaces.  With a construction period of 21 months, the development is anticipated to complete construction at nearly the same time as the new public library, city council chambers, and public plaza to collectively form the Arlington City Center in 2017.

Catalyst principal Paris Rutherford says the 101 Center development is a game-changer for Downtown Arlington.

“The 101 Center development will be strategically located at the epicenter of downtown Arlington,” Rutherford said.

“The project will be in close proximity to Arlington’s “Restaurant Row,” the Levitt Pavilion outdoor venue, existing urban workforce and the University of Texas at Arlington campus, which has grown by an astounding 65% since 2001.”

Catalyst Urban Development is currently involved in multiple urban developments including mixed-use, transit-oriented projects, and residential infill projects, and has collaborated with more than 45 public and private entities since 2009.

This project will be located next to the new Central Library on the on the north side of City Hall. The new library will include 80,000 square feet of space, a new public plaza and state-of-the-art community meeting rooms.


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Very exciting , go Arlington


Juat curious, where is Arlington’s “Restaurant Row?”


It does not exist yet but it’s part of the plan to have street block after street blocks of restaurants all lined up in the first floor.

Donna Quick

We are wondering the same thing??

John Paul

I believe they refer to the 4 restaurants standing on Abram St. Between Mesquite St and S East St.