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Cbdallas
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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby Cbdallas » 23 May 2018 15:55

Drove by here at lunch down Montfort and noticed new demolition going on at the old Sanger Harris store.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby exelone31 » 23 May 2018 16:02

Cbdallas wrote:Drove by here at lunch down Montfort and noticed new demolition going on at the old Sanger Harris store.


Whoa you're right! I work nearby and just spotted it out the window. I wonder what happened? Thank goodness, hopefully it's full speed ahead.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby R1070 » 23 May 2018 22:36

Maybe that article about the Galleria not waiting around on "Midtown" lit a fire under them!

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 24 May 2018 08:24

Well before it was BECK fighting with the city about the incentives then it was the agreement over the portions of the mall that BECK didn't own. Maybe a court decision was settled or an agreement was finally made over those issues.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby tamtagon » 24 May 2018 11:19

The general redevelopment initiative for Valley View, Doran Chevrolet etc has been around for about a decade, give or take; I see it kinda like the former Texas Stadium site with a location about as good as it gets, but time and scale just haven't formed a foundation -- and I'm becoming convinced that's simply because we don't know yet what we need for these two. Let them chill for a while longer, okay, don't rush to lock up the land in a contemporary variation of the recently popular mixed use, new urbanist, parking pedestal boiler plate developer's juggernaut. There is something better around the corner.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby exelone31 » 28 May 2018 14:08

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/28/city-finally-tired-eyesore-formerly-known-valley-view-center

Welp, this explains why the demolition has re-commenced. So tired of this whole thing.

A few weeks ago, Chhean told Scott Beck, who owns the mall, and Rich Enthoven, who possesses what's left of the old Macy's, to clean up their messes or pay up — $1,000 per violation per day. Long demand letters were sent to both men, ordering them to secure and clean the eyesore that mocks the enormous, pricey piece of real estate at Preston Road and LBJ Freeway. About time.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby exelone31 » 08 Jun 2018 15:03

Quick update on this one: It looks like ol Beck has wrapped up his annual week of demolition work on this one. I don't see any equipment out by the old Sanger Harris wing. It's "cleaner", but that is a very, VERY relative description. I don't have any pics at the moment, and I'm not sure they'd even be worth posting if I did.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 08 Jun 2018 16:22

This project seems like a mess.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby Tnexster » 08 Jun 2018 16:27

Beck seems like a joke at this point. Doing much more damage than good.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby exelone31 » 11 Jun 2018 08:46

I was thinking about this as I drove by on the way to work this morning, but what is the benefit to Beck for sitting on this land? I'm just guessing, but I assume there is no income coming in from this property, and he's got to have some kind of tax bill for it. Compound that with the supposed $1,000 per day fine levied by the city (quoted in the post above).

Is he thinking the city is just going to cave and chip in more incentives?

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby Mtrom » 11 Jun 2018 09:39

Does anyone know what is going to be built on the east side of the old car dealership lot? Work has been going on in this area for the past week or so.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby exelone31 » 11 Jun 2018 11:59

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/13/another-project-way-dallas-midtown-district

I believe it's another Mill Creek project per this article. So probably another 5-ish story apartment complex. Not the worst thing, provides density in an area that's on the outside of the "Midtown" area.

Dallas apartment builder Mill Creek Residential Trust has filed building permits with the City of Dallas to construct a 344-unit apartment community at 5327 LBJ Freeway just east of the Galleria.

The planned rental community would be the second major development Mill Creek has done on the former Showcase Chevrolet site at Noel Road and LBJ.

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Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Postby R1070 » 11 Jun 2018 20:29

It's good to see that lot being filled in!


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