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Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

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Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby DPatel304 » 12 Jul 2017 12:10

Construction has begun on a new Dallas office building in the Maple Avenue corridor near Old Parkland to house a family office for three families, and will also bring additional office space to this part of the city.

The Old Parkland office campus, which has been developed by Dallas developer Harlan Crow, touts some of the highest lease rates in Dallas and has been filled to occupancy. Crow recently began the campus' last addition.


The new four-story, 31,483-square-foot boutique office building, called Parkland Knight, will sit at the corner of Knight and Fairmount streets in Dallas upon completion.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... lding.html

Bit of an odd spot for some ground floor retail, but this looks like a decent addition to the area. I'd imagine the coffee shop will primarily be used by the people working in this building.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby tamtagon » 12 Jul 2017 12:34

Is Maple Avenue the new Ross Avenue?

Not yet, but something like that.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 12 Jul 2017 14:57

Maple could keep developing this way, would be fine with me.

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Postby Cbdallas » 12 Jul 2017 15:25

I think Maple ave. is becoming the street that can service the growing population that lives in that area with restuarants and I do think they will use that coffee shop. Cedar Springs really can't support nice restuarants as the giant regional and tourist bar scene drives away the local residents for a daytime and early evening scene. The lastest apartment building going up around the corner will bring the largest amount of new residents to that area towards Maple and should push it even further. I own and live just down the street and am thrilled with what is happing there.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby willyk » 13 Jul 2017 01:53

I would like to see the TJ's or Central Market move forward (or both). The neighborhood is ready.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 13 Jul 2017 12:34

I hope that's the same Coffee House Cafe restaurant that's in North Dallas. The logo looks the same, so it's probably not just a generic name for the illustration. That place is excellent.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 13 Jul 2017 14:50

I thought there was a conversation on here about a Starbucks being built at this location or a location nearby. Wasn't that long ago.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 13 Jul 2017 17:33

Tnexster wrote:I thought there was a conversation on here about a Starbucks being built at this location or a location nearby. Wasn't that long ago.


The discussion about Starbucks was for a site at Oak Lawn and Congress, where a mixed use 3 story building and an adjacent restaurant space will be torn down for a drive-thru Starbucks and a giant surface parking lot. I don't know where that project stands, but knowing our city leaders obsession with parking lots and copy/paste commercial architecture, I'm sure it flew through the zoning commission.

The project that this thread is about, however, faced a long uphill battle with zoning to get approved.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 13 Jul 2017 23:12

Matt777 wrote:
The discussion about Starbucks was for a site at Oak Lawn and Congress, where a mixed use 3 story building and an adjacent restaurant space will be torn down for a drive-thru Starbucks and a giant surface parking lot. I don't know where that project stands, but knowing our city leaders obsession with parking lots and copy/paste commercial architecture, I'm sure it flew through the zoning commission.

The project that this thread is about, however, faced a long uphill battle with zoning to get approved.


That's the one...thanks!

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 14 Jul 2017 10:56

Cbdallas wrote:Cedar Springs really can't support nice restaurants as the giant regional and tourist bar scene drives away the local residents for a daytime and early evening scene.


Sure that's the reason why Cedar Springs stays the way it is...

As for Maple it is a connector that goes from Deep Ellum at one end and the airport at the other while traveling through Uptown so it's no surprise a few developers have been able to latch on to the forgotten north side of the street. Plus I would like to point out Maple in many areas is a narrow street that moves a lot of traffic despite not being a giant thoroughfare. There is a much better balance of its uses compared to other connectors in the immediate downtown area.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby tamtagon » 14 Jul 2017 11:31

cowboyeagle05 wrote:
Cbdallas wrote:Cedar Springs really can't support nice restaurants as the giant regional and tourist bar scene drives away the local residents for a daytime and early evening scene.


Sure that's the reason why Cedar Springs stays the way it is...


It's not the fault of the bar scene that the nice restaurant scene has yet to flank The Crossroads.... that so much of the tourist-popular bar & club scene evolved under one owner has been the reason for the scene became so successful, is also the reason an ancillary neighborhood scene remains dormant.

I would lop The Melrose Hotel into the same bucket that stifles a vibrant neighborhood.

Should Maple continue the Crow/Parkland redevelopment trend, as this one on Knight seems to show, a more thoughtful focus from within the gay tourist destination ought to occur and filling heretofore unaddressed opportunities will begin. we'll see.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 14 Jul 2017 11:58

There are also two fractions in the neighborhood fighting and I don't mean just the bars but all the business owners along Cedar Springs and the old guard are afraid of any changes that might ruin the sanctity of the gaybourhood. I get it, it took decades to keep an area where our community could feel relatively safe and that is a unique thing that we should try to maintain but trying to freeze frame Cedar Springs in bronze for fear of the future is doing the opposite as far as keeping the neighborhood culture.

As for Maple, it's certainly interesting to see Parkland be such an influence in recent history in that more and more apartments are gentrifying the largely Hispanic section north of the tollway.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

Postby Thymant » 18 Dec 2017 20:30

From Today:

ImageParkland Knight by Thymant, on Flickr


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