Sounds like Betty Culbreath is a CandysDirt.com reader, as the City Plan Commissioner called out our little Dallas real estate blog during her comments at the June 19 meeting in which the proposed Sam’s Club at Uptown East/East Village/Cityplace was discussed.
Her speech, which lasts about three minutes at the 1:26:15 mark, references the $30,000 millionaires we’re hearing so much about these days, how it’s all about neighborhoods, and pool floats! If you didn’t know, Betty Culbreath is a bit of a blogger in her own right.
Get the full listen after the jump, and then tell us what you think:
While I was in West Virginia, I read Steve Brown’s report that a Sam’s was coming to Uptown East at Cityplace, courtesy of Trammell Crow. I thought maybe I had altitude sickness or something. Total head scratcher. Here I have been interviewing builders and developers on how Uptown development is splashing over east of central, where we are starting to see some great multi-family developments taking shape close in to the urban core. They are even starting to call this area “Uptown East.”
Update: Got a blast from the past from architect Joshua Nimmo AIA, who tells me he designed these homes on Rusk.They were built and developed by Alan Kagan who had some design input.
I watched cousins of this development in the rough a couple of years ago, when I first toured the new Uptown East and The Dwellings. In what was once dilapidated homes and apartments breeding bedbugs, developers have razed and blazed. One is even making urban dwelling beautiful and affordable. These units on Rusk are quite new, so new, in fact, if you look at the google map street view it still shows a construction site! These homes are about 1700 square feet, two bedrooms, two and a half baths, two-car garages, energy-efficient and SLICK!
Let’s start with the unique exteriors. These galvalume-wrapped row houses were
designed built by architect Alan Kagan which netted him an AIA Award Winning house award for his (nearby, on Haskell) Dwellings Series. Look at the goodies in this place for the PRICE: high ceilings, expansive windows, hardwoods, marble, great appliances, the sleekest of sleek finishes. (Even a fancy commode!) Each single family row house features covered patios, private fenced yards, a two car garage & I hope you are sitting down —- NO HOA dues!! Listed with the ever modern Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook for $299,000 .
Stay very tuned. I am planning to get over to this hood in the next several weeks and scour the place — very exciting stuff here!