Tag Archives: Mixed Use

The Future of Downtown Dallas Real Estate Development — Lessons from Taiwan

Over the Christmas holidays, my wife and I traveled to Taiwan for the wedding of our son to Andrea, a lovely girl from Kaohsiung.  Although while they were dating we learned a lot about Taiwanese culture and how it differs … Continue reading

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The Villages at Allen and Fairview Got It All Wrong

In this article in D Magazine, Patrick Kennedy discusses how these suburban “new urbanism” projects missed the mark.

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Apartment, retail development underway at Greenville Avenue and SMU Boulevard

Developers have broken ground on a mixed-use project just east of Southern Methodist University on the former site of the Shamburger Building Center, which closed in 2005. The Boulevard will include retail and apartments within walking distance of a DART … Continue reading

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Development near Richardson’s Bush Turnpike DART station is back on plan board agenda

Richardson plan commissioners on Tuesday December 21 resumed discussion of a proposal to develop one of the largest swaths of vacant land left in the city. The plan, for an urban-style mixed-use development around the Bush Turnpike light-rail station, has … Continue reading

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10 Things to Hate About Suburban Sprawl

Slideshow from Huffington Post on bad effects of sprawl: McMansions Snout Houses In come Segregation Use Segregation Anti-Pedestrian Devices Driver Frustration Big Box Schools Asphaltification Car-nage Big Footprint

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Lancaster Project Nabs $3.3 Million, Heads to Council Committee for Approval

The Dallas Development Fund green-lighted another $12 million in new market tax credits for Lancaster Urban Village, a project encompassing 14,000 square feet of retail and 193 residential units. The Lancaster project is headed to the council’s Economic Development Committee … Continue reading

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Amli buys key Frisco site for rental units, retail

Chicago-based apartment developer Amli Residential has scored a prime building site in Frisco. The more than 7-acre tract is strategically located between the Dr Pepper Ballpark and Stonebriar Centre mall and is big enough for several hundred rental units and … Continue reading

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City to honor Southlake Town Square developer

Southlake Town Square is the heart of Southlake and the bustling center of activity, particularly at the holidays. And that is just how Brian Stebbins envisioned it when he laid out his plan in 1996 for a downtown built from … Continue reading

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Texas A&M, Realty Appreciation To Build MXD Project

Texas A&M University is working with an Arlington developer to build a mixed-use project on part of its decades-old extension services site in Far North Dallas. The first phase of the project would include apartments and an urban research facility. … Continue reading

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Dallas City Council’s Economic Development Committee backs $2 million grant for Oak Cliff project

The proposed $2 million city grant for what’s being called a catalyst, “game-changer” development in north Oak Cliff won the unanimous backing Monday of the City Council’s Economic Development Committee. Karl Zavitkovsky, the city’s economic development director, told panel members … Continue reading

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