I can’t imagine seeing buildings that tall in West Dallas. It seems like a very aggressive plan. I agree with ContriveDallasite, I’d rather see Downtown fully develop too. I believe the more we start to focus on other areas before Downtown, it’s going to compete with it way too early. Our Downtown needs to be very strong and vibrant so other developments don’t stifle its growth. Downtown is still in its maturing phase. Let’s focus on the center first and get it to the point where new developments complement Downtown. So, that West Dallas doesn’t become (and other locations) a “better alternative” to Downtown. Gotta make the core strong first!
Development goes where the investment money goes and where people want to be. Downtown has been growing because Uptown has lifted it out of the shadows. Deep Ellum has become an opportunity because Uptown has become pricey and one developer finally was able to purchase most of the core of Deep Ellum from a long list of smaller owners unifying redevelopment efforts.
Developers go where they can buy cheap land and see potential demand growth if they make it attractive along with if they can wrangle some incentives from the city. Downtown will flourish with more surrounding inner-city neighborhoods are feeding it. The CBD is not the center of Dallas it is the bottom edge of renewed economic activity and needs things like Trinity Groves to create energy and traffic. Surround the CBD with more flourishing neighborhoods of activity and energy and the CBD will rise like the phoenix. The success of West Dallas, Oak Cliff, Design District, Uptown, Victory, Cedars, Deep Ellum, Riverfront, Southside etc will be the CBD seeing rising investment interest from being at the center of it all.