DFW Mixed-Use Development

First details about mixed-use project near Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District

By @SteveBrownDMN and the Dallas Morning News Developer Crescent Communities is giving a first look at what it plans to build in North Oak Cliff. The North Carolina-based builder has contracted to purchase a block at Zang Boulevard and Davis Street near the Bishop Arts District. The property is now owned by Dallas County Schools. Crescent Communities plans to build…read more →

AT&T shopping north Dallas Valley View mall site as potential HQ location

Article by @SteveBrownDMN and The Dallas Morning News An almost $300 million plan to redevelop North Dallas’ Valley View Center mall has caught the eye of downtown’s biggest business. AT&T has put the LBJ Freeway shopping mall site on a short list of potential headquarters locations for the telecom giant, three property brokers with knowledge of the discussions say. But longtime…read more →

The Toyota effect: DFW a beacon for companies from Japan and beyond

Article by Mitchell Schnurman and the Dallas Morning News Call it the Toyota effect. Two years ago, when Toyota said it was moving its U.S. headquarters from Southern California to Plano, the announcement made national headlines. The automaker was bringing up to 4,000 jobs and investing hundreds of millions of dollars. With its stature in Japan and beyond, the move validated…read more →

It’s official, finally: By year’s end, Valley View Center will be torn down for Dallas Midtown

Article by @RobertWilonsky and Dallas Morning News With a single, simple vote of the Dallas City Council, Wednesday marked the official beginning of the end of Valley View Center. Related Come year’s end, said developer Scott Beck afterward, the wrecking balls and excavators will begin erasing the once-thriving mall built in 1973 at the corner of LBJ Freeway and Preston Road. The…read more →

5 Tips to Building the Best Mixed-Use Real Estate Development in Dallas Tx

  Our panelists (pictured) unanimously agreed that major mixed-use isn’t viable without public investment. Forest City Texas president Brian Ratner says the Mercantile mixed-use redo wouldn’t have started without significant subsidy, and all the vacant Downtown buildings are now spoken for because public financing was involved. Panelist’s pictured include Space Between Design Studio partner Patrick Kennedy, Corinth Properties founder Frank Mihalopoulos, Retail Properties of America…read more →