Vision - Ground Level & Overall Site Plan-2

Site Plan (top is West), courtesy of Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities released more details about its project planned at Zang and Davis near the Bishop Arts District. The residential components offer a variety of types and sizes to appeal to a range of budgets and lifestyles.

Most controversially, the second phase North Site plan includes a set of 30-38 brownstones with single units — each three to three-and-a-half stories high, made of high quality materials, and with walk-out roof terraces. The Towns on Zang product would likely be a great addition to the neighborhood if the front entrance stoops weren’t so devoid of character, but the question is whether Crescent would develop the property themselves, or sell to another developer. Their portfolio doesn’t include multi-level brownstones currently, and according to neighborhood watchdog Councilman Scott Griggs, their plan is to change the overlay to allow residential, then sell.

The current zoning overlay requires one-story retail frontage all along Zang Blvd. Removing the requirement for retail frontage would allow even dingy apartments to be built. Griggs insists upon including stipulations for street-access units if/when changing the zoning overlay. If this is the plan, let’s just make it part of the plans! But Crescent seems unwilling to make that concession. All we have is their word — and better pictures promised in a few months.

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Southlake BrownstonesThe brownstones of New York City are iconic, representing classic, elegant urban living. In the Garden District of Southlake Town Square, a new housing development is bringing that feel to North Texas.

Designed by architect David M. Schwarz—designer of The Ball Park in Arlington, Bass Performance Hall, and Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth—The Brownstones at The Garden District at Southlake Town Square are in a charming, tree-lined residential neighborhood just steps to the vibrant of Town Square in Southlake.

These brownstones are total luxury, based on the idea that now is the time for a smarter home. In the 25 brownstones, smart-home features and convenient high-end amenities go hand-in-hand.

“Our Meeting Street and Park Ridge brownstone homes offer home automation with seamless indoor-outdoor living with bi-fold doors that open onto courtyards that are created using our buyer’s vision ,” said Sales Director Nancy Holloway. “Top-of-the-line appliances, home automation, open floorplans, limestone baths, 10-foot ceilings, and wide-plank hardwood flooring are all standard offerings in our homes. Our Park Ridge homes offer five-car underground garages with elevators to conveniently connect each floor of these 5,000+ square foot homes. We also offer our buyers the opportunity to customize, create, and put a personalized touch on a home that will reflect their taste and style.”

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