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A rendering of Dallas Midtown, the dream of developer Scott Beck, four years in the making, starts with the demolition of Valley View Mall. (Courtesy Photo)

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 a creep. In fact, Valley View Mall has been all but empty save for a few small-time retailers, an open-source type of art gallery, and a movie theater as anchor. But that’s all coming to an end this year, as developer Scott Beck has finally gotten the go-ahead to start swinging the wrecking balls like Miley Cyrus.

In its place, Beck wants to build a sprawling mixed-use development called Midtown, though a many Dallasites are still iffy on that name. The development, which we previewed three years ago as Beck released the first renderings, will activate longest continuous tract north of 635 that has sat sadly vacant, an eyesore for more than a few years.

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Dallas Midtown

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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 got a C or even a C-minus and was told to go back and re-do some of his work. (more…)

6201 Twin Oaks is within walking distance to the new Midtown Pro

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 been completely redone for today’s buyer. Open spaces? Check! Neutral color palette? Got it! Tons of marble in the master bath? Oh yes!

And the location is fantastic if you’re wanting to cut down on your commute, too, making this home a fine candidate for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans.

Jump to see inside this stunning remodel listed with David Griffin Realtor Janelle Alcantara!

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