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New Urbanism

Suburban is the New Urban as Town Centers Draw More People Out of Traditional Cities

By Joanna England / June 15, 2016 / 1 Comment

I had the chance to pick the brain of James Lee, 2016 chair of the Counselors of Real Estate, after he presented the Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate at the National Association of Real Estate Editors Spring Conference in hot-and-muggy New Orleans. While the full list (available after the jump) was far-reaching in scope, […]

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Monte Anderson Channels Belmont Sale Money Into More South Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / November 23, 2015 / 7 Comments

Monte Anderson thrives on shaking up standard ways of thinking about development in Dallas. After he sold the historic Belmont Hotel five months ago, a bellwether renovation and restoration project that put his name on the map in 2005, he got right back to work doing what he does best. “I took all the money from the hotel sale, and we […]

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East Village Association Posts Court Victory in Battle Over Cityplace Sam’s Club

By Joanna England / July 24, 2015 / 2 Comments

A new decision on the proposed Sam’s Club at Cityplace is giving the East Village Association reason to celebrate. Robert Wilonsky has the news on the Fifth District Court of Appeals’ memorandum, ordering the case back to trial court. It’s a blow to city staff, which argued that the neighborhood association has no standing to […]

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Interview with an Architect: Evan Beattie Works Tirelessly for Quality of Life in Dallas

By Leah Shafer / March 30, 2015 / 4 Comments

Today, we bring you the inaugural column in a new ongoing series, Interview with an Architect. The goal is to speak with leading voices in the North Texas architecture community and learn about their work, development issues in our community, and good design practices and principals. Evan Beattie, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal with Good […]

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Downtown Dallas Real Estate Opportunities, Advancements Abound in New Year

By Leah Shafer / January 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

If the last year is any indication, 2015 is shaping up to be another banner year for real estate development in Downtown Dallas. This is according to downtown advocates, urban planners, and real estate and development experts, who gathered Friday to talk about city living in downtown at a panel, sponsored by the Dallas Business […]

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Looking Ahead to 2015: Revitalization of Downtown Dallas

By Leah Shafer / December 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

When I learned to drive in the 90s, my dad had two big rules: Don’t run out of gas and don’t drive anywhere near Downtown Dallas, particularly at night. We were suburban dwellers, used to wide streets, manicured lawns, and regularly scheduled trash pickups. Much of Downtown Dallas was gritty and graffitied, all business by […]

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