Development

BREAKING: Pink Wall Dominos Fall, Diplomat and Royal Orleans Approve Sale to Developers

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2016 / 6 Comments

Forget the plan the Preston Center Task Force is cooking up.  Last night it was disclosed that owners of the Diplomat and Royal Orleans condominiums have voted unanimously to accept an offer to sell their complexes to a developer. The identity of the buyer and the development plans are unknown (by me). Update: Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Navigating City Hall: How Do We Build a Vibrant Downtown Dallas?

By Bethany Erickson / August 27, 2015 / 5 Comments

A week ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 17th annual Neighborhood Boot Camp, which is offered by the Dallas Homeowners League. It was my first time to attend, but I have to say – it’s a must for anyone who has had trouble getting help from City Hall in the past – or […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Courting Lakewood Theater, Parking Issues Plague Negotiations

By Leah Shafer / May 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

As we reported in January, the now-empty Lakewood Theater has an interested suitor, the Alamo Drafthouse, and negotiations are quite a ways along now. Property co-owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham of Willingham-Rutledge talked to multiple restaurants and businesses that could fill the historic space in various incarnations, located at 1825 Abrams Pkwy. in East Dallas. […]

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Toyota Groundbreaking Is Green Light for North Texas Real Estate Community

By Leah Shafer / January 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

At a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, about 100 attendees watched as a Toyota Tundra truck moved the first shovels of dirt for the Japanese automaker’s $350 million North American headquarters in West Plano. The relocation of Toyota Motor Corp.’s $350 million headquarters to Plano from Southern California was North Texas’ biggest corporate relocation of 2014. By […]

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Lakewood Theater Future Still Uncertain, But Alamo Drafthouse Interested in Space

By Leah Shafer / January 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

The lease for the current tenants of Lakewood Theater is over at the end of January, and it’s anybody’s guess what will happen to the beloved East Dallas landmark, but there are confirmed rumors of interest by Alamo Drafthouse. As we reported last November with our story Lakewood Theater Makeover Concerns Preservationists, Neighbors, property co-owners […]

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Rudman Partnership Will Develop $1.7 Billion Frisco Station Along “$5 Billion Mile”

By Leah Shafer / December 22, 2014 / 1 Comment

More big news for Frisco as the Rudman Partnership, Hillwood Properties, and VanTrust Real Estate sign on the dotted line for the development partnership of Frisco Station, a $1.7 billion deal. This 242-acre mixed-use development will be located along the Dallas North Tollway, north of Warren Parkway. It will surround the Star, the headquarters and training […]

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