Goodbye Valley View, Hello Midtown: Scott Beck Gets Green Light From City Hall to Raze Aging Mall

By Joanna England / June 23, 2016 / 6 Comments

It was your typical teenage hotspot in the 1980s and 1990s. Built in 1973, Valley View Mall was where parents would deposit their AquaNet-lacquered and brace-faced progeny to mill about the then hip and trendy, completely air conditioned homage to American consumerism. Now, we have internet shopping, and the days of mallrats are slowing to […]

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Valley View Mall/Midtown Update: Make It More Like San Jose’s Santana Row ?

By Candy Evans / October 27, 2015 / 3 Comments

Yeah, that’s about what they said. City planners (the Urban Design Peer Review Panel) and officials in the Office of Economic Development got their first look late last week at Scott Beck’s ambitious plans to turn Valley View Mall at LBJ and Preston into a magical live-work-shop-movie-eat-play conglomeration called Midtown. From Robert Wilonsky’s report, Scott Beck […]

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Soft Contemporary is Remodeled to Perfection, Perfect Alternative to The ‘Burbs

By Joanna England / June 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Suburb dwellers, rejoice! Boy do I have a deal for you! If you want all of the posh amenities and open spaces you can get with a new build, but don’t want to go through the tribulations of renovating within the city limits, you’re going to adore this absolutely fabulous 1970s soft contemporary that has […]

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