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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #481
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Developers Hope To Keep Up With Builders At $2 Billion Viridian Project



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ARLINGTON -- Dust is flying fast and furious at the huge $2 billion Viridian project in north Arlington, as developers prepare residential lots as quickly as they can.

"Builders sold seven houses last week and that kind of pace is great," said Phillip Huffines, president and co-owner of Huffines Communities. "I hope we're able to keep up with them."

About three dozen houses are under construction at the 2,300-acre development, just north of Green Oaks Boulevard off Collins Street. Most have committed buyers.

Road building and work to install utilities for the first phase of lots began about 16 months ago. In July, the first 180 lots were ready for five home builders to start work. In November, the first residents are expected to begin moving in.

"Sales are better than we and the builders had expected," Huffines said.

He said his company is almost ready to start on the second phase of lots, just north of the current construction. That phase will bring 250 more lots to the builders and will be ready in January and February, he said. The entire project could take 15 years to complete.

Reagan Choate, marketing manager with Drees Homes, who is overseeing its work in Viridian, said his company has three houses under construction and is bullish about the development.

"It's tons of customers," Choate said. "I've seen a year's worth of traffic in the first month and a half."

Likewise, Dustin Nelson, Dallas-Fort Worth president for David Weekley Homes, said its sales have had a great start, selling four of eight 35-foot lots and some 50-foot lots for larger executive homes. Some buyers are single professionals and people moving to the area.

Nelson said David Weekley has been waiting more than a year to get started in Viridian.

"We're pretty excited," Nelson said. "We expect Viridian to be very good. We've done really well in the master-planned communities with the new urbanism design."

Viridian stretches from the Riverside Golf Club along Texas 360 on the east to Collins Street on the west, and between Green Oaks Boulevard and the Trinity Railway Express line on the north. The construction comes 20 years after a first group of investors bought the land from Resolution Trust Corp. in 1992 with plans for homes and an amusement center. The land, once known as the Lakes of Arlington, traded hands a few times in the past two decades, but each owner wanted to build homes. The Dallas Cowboys once considered the site for a stadium

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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #482
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Uptown project thinks out of the box with eye-catching design and neighborhood retail space



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Published: 11 October 2012 08:45 PM

To lure top-of-the-market business tenants to its planned Uptown office tower, the folks at Crescent Real Estate Holdings needed something better than just another out-of-the-box building.

What architect Pelli Clarke Pelli came up with is a block of one-of-a-kind structures that will be a dramatic addition to the Dallas urban district.

“We didn’t want it to look like just another suburban building that you’d plopped down in Uptown,” said Crescent CEO John Goff. “Rectangles are boring, and we have a building that is much more interesting.”

There’s not much chance Crescent’s proposed project would be mistaken for anything sprouting along the Dallas North Tollway.

The 20-story office tower design juts from the corner of McKinney Avenue and Olive Street like a soaring glass sail or the prow of a ship.

The high-rise portion of the project will slant nine degrees over the lower levels of shops, restaurants and a parking garage that will stretch down Olive across from the Ritz-Carlton.

The two-level retail and restaurant complex — planned to be the one of the largest in the neighborhood — will have a sinuous wall of glass facing a new street-side park.

“It will have a big impact,” Goff said. “We want it to be alive and bring energy to the street.”

Goff describes the development as “sexy, elegant and yet very functional.”

The more than $200 million project will be the most elaborate such development built in Uptown since the Crescent project went up in the 1980s.

You couldn’t find two buildings that are more different.

While Crescent architect Philip Johnson dipped into the past for inspiration, Cesar Pelli and his team were looking to the future. “Buildings have changed, and the technology has improved dramatically,” said Crescent senior vice president Joseph Pitchford. “This will be a more contemporary expression than you see in Uptown.”

Most of the building will be clad in glass and metal. But plans also call for a multilevel parking structure covered in masonry panels that will be heavily landscaped.

The top floor of the garage will be used for a park and will have access to a fitness center.

Uptown residents will be most interested in the lower-level retail pavilion, which is to have at least three restaurants, shops and a gourmet food market.

McKinney Avenue and Olive Street 3.1-acre tract 20 stories, 470,000 square feet of office space 60,000 square feet of retail in two stories Construction starts 2013, completion 2015 Architect Pelli Clarke Pelli of New Haven, Conn.
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Behringer Harvard begins construction on luxe Oak Lawn apartments



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Addison-based Behringer Harvard announced Tuesday it has begun construction on a new Oak Lawn luxury apartment community near the intersection of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues in Dallas.

The apartment community at 4110 Fairmount will address an unmet market demand from young professionals for luxury apartments near Dallas' central business district, said Mark Alfieri, COO of Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc.

Dallas-based Trammell Crow Residential is the developer. An affiliate of Trammell Crow Residential is the project's general contractor.

The four-story apartment community will sit on 4.6 acres, which includes a site that will exist after razing 1960s-style housing at 2607 Throckmorton St. It also includes 23 three-story town homes, with two-car parking garages.
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Great development for Oak Lawn. It's great to see development being spread a little more evenly through out the city.
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Harwood International still building on Uptown success



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Sometimes the market decides the next deal you do. And that was certainly the case with developer Harwood International’s planned Uptown office tower for Frost Bank. Harwood had been working on a much larger office project to be built across the street from the Frost Tower site. “Then suddenly we get a new opportunity on a block that is not one that we previously planned,” said Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, founder and CEO, Harwood International. “We had been working on a large building the size of our new Saint Ann Court and were talking with tenants to lease that building.” Harwood was quick to jump on the Frost Bank project and came up with a smaller building that met the banks needs while adding to its overall Uptown development. “This will be our building number seven,” Barbier said. “We have 10 more to go.” Along with office projects already finished, Harwood built its Azure condo tower adjacent to the 22-story Frost Tower building site. “We are down to eight units left in Azure and prices are back up to the 2007 level,” Barbier-Mueller said. The developer is working on two more residential towers in its Harwood Village project at Wolf and McKinnon streets.
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That has got to be the worst car photoshop I have ever seen.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #487
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Street level the worst. But overall I do like the design of the tower.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #488
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You Will Soon Be Able to Surf In Fair Park

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One of the many available FlowRider styles.

Here's what we know so far: Fair Park, in an effort to not be a waste of space 11 months of the year, is opening an amusement park. It's called Summer Adventures, despite the fact that it will open next spring. It will have the $11 million, 500-foot Top of Texas Tower.

We didn't know until today that is that, according to city documents, there will also be a FlowRider.
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PEROT MUSEUM of NATURE and SCIENCE OPENS

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An amazing new world-class museum in downtown Dallas!

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Dallas developer KDC has quietly been working behind the scenes on what will be one of the largest new mixed-use developments in North Texas.

Last night the Richardson City Council approved zoning for the 186-acre project which will be built adjoining the Bush Turnpike DART rail station at Plano and Renner roads.

The project – now vacant land – is planned to include office buildings, apartments, hotels, medical facilities and retail space.

The development will be built just east of North Central Expressway and south of State Highway 190. It’s located north of the big Galatyn Park complex in Richardson.
Construction on the first phase of the complex is expected to begin next year.

“We started out with a vision of what this property could be and worked alongside the City of Richardson to make it happen,” KDC chief executive officer Steve Van Amburgh said in a statement. “The development will have a great mix of amenities in a pedestrian-friendly environment that is inviting to corporate users and the community. The transit-oriented development will be an outstanding addition to Richardson’s vitality.”

KDC is one of the area’s largest commercial builders. The company has specialized in corporate facilities for clients including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Citigroup and Encana Oil & Gas.

KDC is also working on a new office tower in the Victory Park development near downtown Dallas.

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Street level the worst. But overall I do like the design of the tower.
Very true, I wonder if that is a parking structure adjacent to the building. It's tough to find space in the area. Also great update for Fair Park, just hope they can find another use for the Cotton Bowl stadium :/ Seems so extravagant for SMU to be on the verge of completing ANOTHER stadium....
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Construction starts at Dallas’ Cityplace on apartment and retail tower

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Developer Forest City Enterprises has broken ground on its Cityplace apartment and residential building on McKinney Avenue.

Construction has started on the next phase of Dallas’ popular Cityplace project.

Developer Forest City Enterprises is building the 21-story apartment and retail tower at McKinney Avenue and Blackburn Street.
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Hall Arts Center (office building and residential tower)

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Developers Start Dallas Medical District apartment project in Dallas



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Dallas-based developer Encore Multi-Family LLC said Thursday that it has started construction on a 288-unit apartment community near UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The 4-story rental project is located on Maple Avenue just north of Inwood Road.

Completion of the first units in the development are set for February of next year.

The apartments will rent for $900 to $1,500 per month.

“It is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence to develop apartments within two miles of $2.5 billion in current medical construction projects; the expansion of Parkland Hospital and UT Southwestern is expected to generate 15,000 new jobs over the next two years,” Brad Miller, president of Encore Multi-Family, said in a statement.

“That fact combined with the $500 million Love Field expansion has changed the dynamics of the former industrial neighborhood.” ][/QUOTE]

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This is what's happening to 6-35. Vaguely reminiscent of the Boston big-dig for N. Dallas.

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Wow, that is majorly impressive!
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Big West Plano shopping, apartment and office complex kicks off after long wait



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A West Plano development that was stalled by the recession is moving ahead after a redesign.

Cencor Realty Services and Weitzman Group have broken ground for the 15-acre West Plano Village project at the northeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Parker Road. The combination of shops, apartments and offices will occupy one of the last vacant corners along that section of the tollway.

It was the property’s prime location — next door to Cinemark West Plano and XD theater and facing the tollway — that made Cencor and Weitzman stick with the project for more than five years. “We wouldn’t walk away from a deal like this,” said Weitzman Group chairman Herbert Weitzman. “We continued to work on it because we knew it was great real estate. We finally came up with a workable development plan.”

When it was announced in late 2007, West Plano Village was planned as a high-density project that would be at home in Dallas’ Uptown district. But then the recession hit, and the project — which was supposed to open in 2009 — was put on hold. “Originally this was going to be almost 700,000 square feet with a seven- or eight-story office building and a hotel,” said Cencor Realty executive vice president David Palmer. “We’ve now cut the size down by about 30 percent, and the project works very well.”

West Plano Village will have about 90,000 square feet of retail space facing the tollway and along Parker Road. And there will be 60,000 square feet of second-floor offices on the retail buildings. “We are going to have seven or eight restaurants at this location next door to the No. 2 movie theater in Dallas-Fort Worth,” Palmer said.

On the east side of the project, developer Amli Residential will construct 245 apartments in a four-story building that faces an internal boulevard.
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Harwood Has Design District Project in the Works


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Harwood International, the developer behind the 17-block Harwood area of Uptown, is expanding into the Design District. The company is planning to break ground this spring on District 1444: The Design Village, at the southeast corner of Dragon Street and Oak Lawn Avenue. The five-story, mixed-use complex will offer 224 apartments and 46,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a pool deck lounge with cabanas, fitness center, game room, fire pits, and gardens.

Alexis Barbier-Mueller, director of Harwood international, said the project will deliver much-needed residential space and amenities to the area. “We want to bring the same amenities to the Design District that are available in Harwood, Oak Lawn, State Thomas, and West Village,” he said.

District 1444 was designed by Harwood Design Factory LLC, which is led by Laura Lleal, vice president, and Ben Cortez, architect. According to Jihane A. Boury, director of leasing and vice president at Harwood International, three of the five restaurant spaces have already been leased.
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To Unleash Dallas's Building Boom, Tear Down a Freeway

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As you undoubtedly know, the city of Dallas celebrated the opening of Klyde Warren Park in October. The green expanse stretching over Woodall Rodgers Freeway brought 44,000 visitors on opening weekend to the nexus of Uptown and downtown. A wonderful achievement, indeed. But what if I told you that for the same cost Dallas could have three or four more new urban parks plus generate $4 billion in private investment? All we have to do is get creative with a short stretch of highway.

IH-345 is the obscure official name for the sinuous, 1.4-mile elevated freeway that runs between downtown and Deep Ellum. It connects 75 to I-30 and I-45. It’s on year 39 of a 40-year lifespan and has already been repaired three times in the past 12 years. It has 487 fatigue cracks and spot welds. The Texas Department of Transportation has offered two recommendations: either keep repairing the old road or rebuild it entirely, at a price likely in the hundreds of millions. There is a third option, though, and it’s not getting the consideration it deserves.

As an urban designer, I’ve been thinking about this highway for quite a while. Two years ago, a friend in real estate development and I were critiquing the various plans for downtown. No proposal to date effectively flipped what we saw as an upside-down real estate market. Land costs are too high, and demand is too low. The costs are driven up by owners holding underdeveloped land as they wait for a windfall when the next high-rise condominium tower lands on their parking lot. And demand is low because freeways have funneled it away from the city, out to the suburbs. So my friend and I began a two-year study of the IH-345 area, its traffic patterns, and the potential for redevelopment. Our conclusion: the highway should be torn down.


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