Continental Gin Building Rehabilitation – 3309 Elm Street

City of Dallas Urban Design Review 2018

TKTR Architecture is proud of its key role in writing the proposal to rehabilitate The Continental Gin Building and adapt the building so it maintains the historic character of the Deep Ellum Neighborhood and extends its life into the 21 Century.  

The Texas Historical Commission and the National Park Service both have significant historic rehabilitation grant programs. TKTR Architecture successfully applied for tax credits from the Texas Historical Commission and the National Park Service programs.  These credits, equal to millions of dollars and an impressive 45% of the construction budget, will be used to enhance the quality of the rehabilitation of the Continental Cotton Gin Building.

Other Project Details:

  • 21,000 square feet of restaurant space on the ground floor
  • 42,000 square feet of office space of second and third floors
  • Wooden decks on the North, West and Rear of building will add outdoor seating
  • Increase pedestrian access – extend the Santa Fe Trail to the Baylor DART Station
  • Add needed pedestrian signage from Elm Street to the Gin Building
  • Add green space and trees
  • Added landscaping including lighting and seating from Elm Street to the Santa Fe Trail


View full details in the project Design Review document (PDF, 38MB).