New Urbanism

Jon Anderson: New Arts District Plan is Like Trying to Create Life By Joining Two Cemeteries

By Jon Anderson / November 13, 2019 / 1 Comment

Last night, District 14 council member David Blewett held the first community meeting of an authorized hearing involving the Arts District. The purpose is two-fold: First to update the original Arts District plan (known as the Sasaki Plan) adopted by the city in 1981 – no surprise that urban planning has changed. Secondly, the desire […]

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Walkable Urban Places: DFW’s Wake Up Call to a Real Estate Trend Sweeping the Nation

By Amanda Popken / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The January release of “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Dallas-Fort Worth” happened quietly, though the implications for investment are huge. This is the largest study done on D-FW on the most profitable type of real estate in the nation. Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) are seeing higher property values, lower vacancy, and commanding higher rental rates. Even […]

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Historic Purse Building Activates Key Corner of West End

By Joanna England / January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

The last time we told our readers about the re-do of the Historic Purse Building located at Elm and Record streets in downtown Dallas’ West End, Tanya Ragan and her firm, Wildcat Management, had just started the demolition process. Fast forward to yesterday, when Candy and I stopped into the Purse Building showroom to chat […]

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Architect or Advocate? AIA Dallas Event Shows That You Don’t Have to Choose

By Joanna England / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you design a building, what’s the first thing you think about? Is it scale? Is it use? Is it presence?  What about how the building and the way it is designed is part of a larger goal of engaging a community? All of these questions and more can be discussed at the next AIA […]

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ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas Provided Insights for Everyone

By Amanda Popken / October 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Urban Land Institute held its 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas last week with a tizzy of tours, sessions, networking events, and dinners. In my experience, the biggest benefit of a conference is in the networking. But the content at this one also covered a large array of subjects, from community engagement to redeveloping skyscrapers, to global trends, to niche discussions […]

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Crescent Communities Brings their A Game to Bishop Arts District

By Amanda Popken / July 18, 2016 / 6 Comments

Just as our trolley track construction wraps up and the Bishop Arts stop comes online, expect the building construction to begin. Developer Alamo Manhattan has made headlines with their infamous Bishop Arts project, hopefully designed a bit better now than at first. Their Phase 1 plans would create a five-story full city block with residential […]

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