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Developer KDC is building for an East Dallas nonprofit

The Magdalen House building will open in 2021.

Dallas developer KDC’s latest project isn’t another office campus or Uptown high-rise.

The builder of some of North Texas’ biggest corporate projects is constructing a new facility for nonprofit The Magdalen House, an organization that helps women alcoholics.

The 8,000-square-foot building on Gaston Avenue in East Dallas incorporates a historic home into the new treatment center.

The project will help The Magdalen House, which has been operating since 1987, expand its space by more than 40%. The organization operates in a smaller location in Northeast Dallas.

“The Magdalen House does tremendous work supporting women suffering from alcoholism by providing a safe place to live and a means for healing,” KDC CEO Steve Van Amburgh said in a statement. “It is KDC’s privilege to be part of creating their new home with the knowledge that it will benefit so many more people for years to come.”

In 2018, The Magdalen House served 325 women in its program, a 41% increase from 2017.

The new facility will have 20 beds plus a family visitation room, a dining room, a multipurpose room and space for classes, meetings and workshops.

Construction will be completed in early 2021.

“This project will enable us to serve more women in a house that is customized for our programming needs,” said Mary Shuford, capital campaign director at The Magdalen House. “We have not only outgrown our current space, but it is falling apart. We have needed a new home for years, and it is incredible to have the support from the DFW community validating our mission and investing in our long-term vision.”

Dallas architect Omniplan Foundation designed the project, and Buford Hawthorne Builders is the general contractor.

The Magdalen House is the second such nonprofit project KDC has worked on recently in Dallas.

In 2017, KDC built the Dallas 24 Hour Club’s new residential and counseling project at Ross Avenue and Grigsby Street, east of downtown.

KDC has built some of North Texas’ largest corporate facilities, including campuses for State Farm Insurance, Toyota, JPMorgan Chase and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor. Steve covers commercial and residential real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth.

stevebrown@dallasnews.com @SteveBrownDMN

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