Tag Archives: Mixed Use

Downtown district in Denton draws residential boom

Now that restaurants and music venues have taken root in Denton’s downtown district, more people are calling it home. The 155 acres surrounding Denton’s historic courthouse have seen an influx of residential and commercial development over the past eight months. … Continue reading

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New Report: Commercial Density, Not Street Geometry, Facilitates Walkable Centers

The car has long been king in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. But times have changed since the Beach Boys were penning the auto-centric chorus lines of “Little Deuce Coupe,” “409,” and “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Today the … Continue reading

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Is sleepy north Richardson ready for huge TOD?

Like it or not, transit-oriented development is about to wake up sleepy north Richardson. But can the area handle the traffic load? City fathers and mothers have a mother of an opportunity with twin development proposals that would straddle US … Continue reading

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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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