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Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby Tnexster » 26 Oct 2016 23:31

Can Crystal Lagoons' man-made oases wedge Texas vacationers away from golf courses? This guy thinks so

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/econ ... guy-thinks

Acres of Caribbean blue water lined by broad promenades and luxe cabanas. White sand beaches -- some serving as launches for swimmers and kayakers, and some designed for relaxing with a fruity cocktail -- slope into a sparkling sea.

But can you picture all that plunked down in Texas, a state where most of the lakes are man-made?
Executives of Crystal Lagoons, the company building a showpiece eight-acre water feature at the planned $1 billion Bayside development on Lake Ray Hubbard, say it’s not just possible, it’s the future.

“You have a great opportunity to provide beach life to people in driving distance from their homes,” said Uri Man, the U.S. CEO of Chile-based Crystal Lagoons.

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby tamtagon » 27 Oct 2016 07:41

Why not include a couple acres of lush jungle under a dome?

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby Tnexster » 27 Oct 2016 15:53

Developer behind Cabo-inspired lagoon, $1B project puts Bayside eateries on the menu

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... er-1b.html

The Dallas-based developer behind the $1 billion Bayside mixed-use project — which will feature a Cabo-like, blue-hued lagoon — has begun cobbling together his restaurant mix that will surround the lagoon adjacent to Lake Ray Hubbard.

By the end of the year, Kent Donahue told the Dallas Business Journal he'd like to start unveiling the restaurants on the menu for the mixed-use development in Rowlett, which sits 15 miles east of downtown Dallas.

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby Tnexster » 06 Jan 2017 12:19

Not so much about the Rowlett project but these things are obviously gaining traction in Texas.

The Lone Star State to get two new blue lagoons to anchor master-planned communities

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... ns-to.html

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby The_Overdog » 06 Jan 2017 16:44

In my opinion, Texas waterfront is a woefully underutilized asset and lake access is even more segregated than North vs South Dallas when compared to oceanfront access in most states. So I think these lagoons, if they catch on and can be maintained, will be one of the biggest game changers Dallas will see in a long time.

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby dollaztx » 09 Jan 2017 10:32

The_Overdog wrote:In my opinion, Texas waterfront is a woefully underutilized asset and lake access is even more segregated than North vs South Dallas when compared to oceanfront access in most states. So I think these lagoons, if they catch on and can be maintained, will be one of the biggest game changers Dallas will see in a long time.


I can see these lagoons eventually being built in most lakes throughout DFW. So many people here without much to do outdoors or nice nearby beaches. Certainly just the Rowlett one isn't going to cut it.

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Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Postby Tnexster » 10 Jan 2017 16:10

Lagoon-anchored $1B development near Lake Ray Hubbard snags landscape architect

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... j=77035281


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