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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #381
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Big-ticket projects for West Dallas are just getting started
By RUDOLPH BUSH
RUDOLPH BUSH The Dallas Morning News Staff Writer
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Published: 27 February 2012 11:09 PM

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/marga...ng-started.ece



The opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, with its great white arc and spiraling cables, is the signal event for the long-neglected and suddenly popular area of West Dallas.

But the bridge is just the first and flashiest of a series of major public infrastructure projects committed to what was once a forgotten backyard to the city’s more pressing priorities in downtown, Uptown and other points east and north.

No one really knows how long it will take private investment to redevelop West Dallas.

But it is clear that infrastructure projects alone will bring rapid change to the area within three years.

To some, that’s a blessing and a promise that West Dallas is being taken seriously as a part of the city’s future.

But to others, the infrastructure plans are a cause for fear and concern — the big eye of City Hall turned on their homes and neighborhoods.

“It is a sudden rush, and it all has to do with rethinking about what the center of Dallas is,” said Randall White, chairman of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

“The philosophy from our city leadership in the past has been, ‘Downtown is the center of our city.’ Now you’re seeing a shift to, ‘Well, maybe no, maybe it’s this long linear park, the Trinity corridor park, that’s the center of our city.’”

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Tens of millions worth of projects are in the pipeline
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge: $182 million bridge extends the Woodall Rodgers Freeway over the Trinity River to West Dallas. Opens late March.

Continental bridge redesign: $10 million conversion of the old Continental Viaduct into a pedestrian bridge and park. Scheduled to begin construction in April and be completed in August 2013.

West Dallas Gateway: Complement project to the Continental and Margaret Hunt Hill bridges. A $1.8 million public plaza at the western terminus of the Continental Bridge with access to parking and pedestrian and bicycle amenities. Scheduled for completion in fall 2013.

Beckley-Commerce intersection: $5.3 million reconstruction of the intersection of West Commerce Street and North Beckley Avenue. Intended to slow traffic, provide landscaping and create wide sidewalks and lanes for bicycles. Though $2.2 million short of funding, it is proposed for completion in 2014.

Sylvan Avenue Bridge: $42 million construction of a bridge to replace a stretch of Sylvan that runs at grade through the Trinity River floodway. Set to begin construction in late March with a 27-month construction schedule.

Pavaho Pump Station: $27 million reconstruction of a major floodwater pumping station on Canada Drive along the Trinity. Will increase pumping capacity from 82,000 gallons a minute to 375,000 gallons a minute. Under construction since fall 2010. Expected to be completed in late summer.

Herbert Street extension: The conceptual project must still be designed and funded but has gained wide support from powerful players at City Hall. The plan would see the street extended south from its terminus near Bedford Street to become a main street for West Dallas.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #382
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Considering that there is a now a new separate forum for projects in the DFW suburbs (ie not in Dallas or Ft. Worth proper) I am going to repost it there.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #383
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Developers plan Uptown apartment high-rise
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Published: 29 February 2012 10:32 AM
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RelatedDevelopers want to build more than 150 high-rise apartments on top of an Uptown parking garage.

Investor Spyglass Equities is seeking city approval to construct the 9-story apartment building on top of an existing 3-story parking garage at Cedar Springs Road and Olive Street.

The proposed brick and glass building would go next door to the 11-story 1999 McKinney Lofts condo tower. And it's across the street from where Crescent Real Estate plans to build an office, retail and residential development on a vacant block.

Architect Good Fulton & Farrell designed the planned apartment tower Spyglass Equities wants to build.

The Dallas-based real estate investor purchased the garage several years ago and has looked at multiple development plans for the property.

Previously Spyglass Equities proposed building a 100,000-square-foot office tower on the garage.

Construction on top of the low-rise garage is a hot button item for some owners in nearby residential buildings who are against development that would block their views of the downtown skyline.

The garage site is zoned for a maximum 240 feet tall construction. The building Spyglass plans would be 194 feet tall, according to filings with the city plan commission.

The economic development group Downtown Dallas Inc. is supporting Spyglass's proposal for the apartment building.
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Looks great, it would add wonderful filler to the area as well.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #388
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Article on the explosive residential growth in Downtown Dallas.

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Downtown Dallas housing at halfway point to critical mass
By STEVE BROWN
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Published: 01 March 2012 09:47 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/r...tical-mass.ece

RelatedKristin Hamlin bought her downtown Dallas townhouse before the model was complete.

“My work requires me to be near downtown quite often,” said Hamlin, who had rented for a couple of years before deciding to purchase her new townhouse on Canton Street near the Farmers Market.

“I thought this was also an up-and-coming area that would make a good investment,” said Hamlin, a wine sales rep. “Since I have moved in and have lived here for a year, I am most happy to say my instincts were correct.”

Hamlin’s townhouse is one of almost 5,300 residential units completed in Dallas’ central business district.

That’s about half the total number that city planners say will be necessary for downtown to take off as a viable residential district.

“We estimate that we now have about 7,400 residents in the central business district,” said John Crawford, who heads the economic development group Downtown Dallas Inc. “I usually mention 10,000 to 12,000 residential units for the central business district to achieve critical mass.

“The good news is that we continue to make progress and the residential component plays a big role in our revitalization efforts.”

An additional 600-plus homes, for rent and for sale, are in the works in a handful of downtown projects.

The biggest of these is the 203-unit apartment conversion of the 61-year-old Mercantile Continental building at Commerce and St. Paul streets.

Jim Truitt, senior vice president of developer Forest City Texas, said the Continental building will open a year from now.

Forest City has already developed the 15-story Element apartment building downtown on Main Street and converted the historic Mercantile National Bank Tower into 215 loft apartments.

42 stories to fill

The most visible downtown Dallas residential project, the 42-story Museum Tower condominiums, is to open late this year.

“Sales are going quite well,” said developer John Sughrue. “Our model residences will be available for touring the end of the first quarter, and a test residence on our third floor is pretty much complete.”

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I think it's time to get some more low-income highrises up and running in the CBD.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #390
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I agree. Apartment buildings like those new...ish ones in the West End would be perfect for right next to the AAC and in a few lots down town. MORE MIDDLE CLASS HOUSING IN DT DALAS!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #391
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Polidev International plans to turn 1401 Elm St.’s tower into apartments

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Dallas Business Journal by Candace Carlisle, Staff Writer Date: Friday, March 9, 2012, 5:00am CST

The $135 million redevelopment of 1401 Elm St. in downtown Dallas is headed in a new direction.

Three months ago, Turkish-based development company Polidev International LLC decided to go back to the drawing board and commissioned two studies to measure the best use for the 52-story, 1.3 million-square-foot property.

The new plan: Bring 528 apartments, or 39-stories of residential real estate, to downtown Dallas. It would be, analysts say, the largest block of apartments in a single tower within the central business district.
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A look at first Baptists Churches Open Design



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First Baptist Church Dallas' $130 million, 1.5-million-square-foot construction project is about 50 percent complete, and its open design is beginning to take shape.
There's an element of glass that will be used throughout the project — especially the sky bridge over St. Paul Street — that will help bring the community into the church, said John Paul DeFrank, a principal at The Beck Group .
The project will help First Baptist Church serve as an important corridor between the Arts District and the rest of downtown Dallas, DeFrank said...
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Some shots from tonight of the Orange line station in Las Colinas. Looks like this station will be connected to the APT which services most highrises in Las Colinas.





I'm not particularily thrilled with the convention center station, I would have liked to see the station elevated and attached to actual building itself. Will take some better shops soon, was in a rush to make it someplace
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She's beautiful. The park is coming along nicely as well. Would love to see a picture from the same angle in another 6 months
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Harwood International plans new apartments, retail and offices



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Christus Health picks Las Colinas site to consolidate workers

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Christus Health said Friday that it has picked the Las Colinas building where it will consolidate about 1,000 workers now located in San Antonio, Houston and Irving.
The hospital and health system has rented 210,000 square feet in the One MacArthur Ridge office building on Hidden Ridge Drive west of
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This is a great boost to the Las Colinas area. I can only imagine how bustling the area will become in the next 5-10 years especially after the Orange line is fully integrated into the district.
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Trammell Crow working on Legacy office tower

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Published: 28 March 2012 10:09 AM

Developer Trammell Crow Co. is preparing to enter the hot tollway office market with a new project in Legacy Business Park.

Crow has formed a partnership with the owner of the former Robb & Stucky furniture store at the tollway and Legacy Drive.

“The venture contemplates redeveloping the property, which is located on a 6.2-acre site in Plano, Texas, into up to two class A office buildings,” property owner One Liberty Properties Inc. said this month in a financial filing.

Crow officials said Wednesday that it is too early to talk about the project.

But real estate brokers said that Crow is proposing to build a tower with as much as 500,000 square feet on the property in the Legacy Town Center development.

Crow has filed with the state to set up a partnership called TC Legacy Tower, records show.
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A more detailed image of The Oliver Harwood.



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