For the longest time, the neighborhoods surrounding CityPlace were all one- and two-story bungalows and cottages, some of which had been rental properties for so long that the neglect from absentee landlords became irreversible. And as the demand for modern, urban living has increased along the US 75 corridor, this neighborhood — now dubbed East Village — has experienced a significant architectural renaissance with modern townhomes going up at a record pace. 

One such example is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This fabulous East Village townhome marketed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Don Neilson gives you a fabulous and bright two-story floor plan with sleek and chic modern industrial finishes that are a boon for frequent entertainers, empty nesters, and those who crave privacy.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two New Construction Contemporary Condos in East Village | CandysDirt.com

East Village is a loosely defined geographical area on the opposite side of Central Expressway as West Village. It is fast developing and full of surprises. 

Today’s Splurge vs Steal takes us to East Village and two brand new condos that are move-in ready with sleek design and contemporary elements. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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SamsCityplace

Despite the decision from the Fifth District Court of Appeals, it won’t slow construction of the Sam’s Club at Cityplace.

A new decision on the proposed Sam’s Club at Cityplace is giving the East Village Association reason to celebrate. Robert Wilonsky has the news on the Fifth District Court of Appeals’ memorandum, ordering the case back to trial court. It’s a blow to city staff, which argued that the neighborhood association has no standing to sue.

According to Justice David Schenk’s opinion, Wilonsky says, “the court disagrees with the city’s assertion that the East Village Association — which was formed in opposition to the Sam’s Club — doesn’t even have standing to bring this suit in the first place. If nothing else, says the justice, at least one of its members lives close enough to the property to justify the lawsuit even without the association’s help.”

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Highland HouseUpdate 9:40 a.m. Here is what Allyn says the residents were asked over the phone. Do you think it was misleading?

The Trammell Crow Company is planning to build a new development between Haskell Avenue and Carroll Avenue on the east side of Central Expressway anchored by a one-of-a-kind Sam’s Club and featuring three restaurants and a new fuel station. This will create some much-needed excitement for a high-traffic, visible area that has been underutilized for years.

Based on this information, and what you have heard about the plan for the development at Haskell and Central, do you support or oppose the plan?

Eat your Wheaties, Thursday is a big day at Dallas City Hall. The wonderful Highland House development Luke Crosland is trying to develop in Preston Center will be debated, and Laura Miller plans to show up and give ’em hell. Why she is so against this development baffles me. I think it’s a huge plus for Preston Center and the City of Dallas. Does Laura fear that she and Steve might face more leasing competition for their condo at the Athena?

The City Plan Commission will also debate whether to revisit last year’s zoning decision that gave us the current Sam’s Club CBRE Trammell Crow Co. has on tap for the southeast corner of Central Expressway and Carroll Avenue. I drove the ‘hood last evening, noted the flurry of new development, the apartments, the homes that still need to go bye-bye, and a few women pushing baby carriages. Seems like gentrification is trying it’s best to peep up in those parts. I just think it’s a dumb use of land, though I’m sure the big box will prove profitable to CBRE Trammell Crow. That Sam’s Club will go up a whole lot faster than some multi-family mixed with retail, which I would personally like to see there. (more…)

Proposed sams Meeting in Uptown EastA CandysDirt reader attended tonight’s meeting to try and stop development of a Sam’s Club on that 17 acres of land near Cityplace — once owned by ACS — where we learned this week that Trammell Crow Companies wants to built another Sam’s Club warehouse store.  District 2 was out in full force with about 100 people, I’m told, most members of homeowners associations and crimewatch groups who were approached by Trammell Crow initially about this project last year. My source says there were people behind him, even going down the stairs. (more…)

Whoa, hold the presses. I was given some incorrect information earlier today and really need to clarify. Prudential’s Turtle Creek office has indeed moved, but it was no way a sneaky deal. Turns out the shopping center at 2 Turtle Creek Village recently went into foreclosure, giving the office a chance to break free from a lease that had been signed during the boom. It was a move that had been under consideration for over two years. The office had a meeting one month ago to discuss where they wanted to move, and everyone provided input on the ideal place. Prudential Texas Properties has 8 offices around the Metroplex, and most of the agents decided to office at the Greenville Ave. office in the interim. (Some agents are officing from home.)

“We even provided the moving boxes to the agents,” says my source, “we didn’t have to get out because of the foreclosure, but we had the opportunity to get out of a pricey lease that was signed at height of the market.”

Well, that’s better. But the security guard was very dramatic about the move last week — “they snuck out of here middle of night” he told me, and offered no information on the new Greenville office at 3404 Greenville. Guess we’ll have to get him to start reading this blog.

 

Preston Hollow Village, the thriving young mixed-use development at 75/Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane in North Dallas is adding another restaurant to its fabulous food line-up: Mesero. 

A Dallas favorite for upscale Mexican fare, Mesero will open its newest restaurant at 7859 Walnut Hill Lane in first quarter 2019.

Mesero joins Matchbox, Blue Sushi Saki Grill, Modern Market, Pak Pao Thai, Blatt Beer & Table and Cinco Taco. I have been to every one of those establishments and they all rock.

“Mesero is a great addition to Preston Hollow Village” said Leon Backes, CEO at Provident Realty Advisors. “Preston Hollow Village has become a destination for quality dining in Preston Hollow and the North Dallas area.”

The location is super convenient, and there is always parking — unlike Preston Center, sorry.

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Just Reduced White Rock Village Home Offers Updated Style Close to the Lake | CandysDirt.com

If you’ve been priced out of East Dallas neighborhoods like Little Forest Hills and Lakewood, cast your gaze southeast to White Rock Village. 

Like nearby Buckner Terrace, this is an appreciating neighborhood minutes from White Rock Lake, close to Interstate 30, with a lot of houses being flipped. 

The house at 8506 Londonderry Ln., near John West Road and North Buckner Boulevard in White Rock Village, is a 1977 traditional turned into a more modern retreat with recent renovations. It now offers an open floorplan, vaulted ceiling, and a fresh look. This home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dining areas, and 2,681 square feet on two stories. 

It started at $315K, reduced a couple of times to its current asking price of $299,999, just under to wire to qualify for our Tuesday Two Hundred

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