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Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 26 Oct 2016 23:31
by Tnexster
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.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 27 Oct 2016 07:41
by tamtagon
Why not include a couple acres of lush jungle under a dome?

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 27 Oct 2016 15:53
by Tnexster
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.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 06 Jan 2017 12:19
by Tnexster
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

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 06 Jan 2017 16:44
by The_Overdog
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.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 09 Jan 2017 10:32
by dollaztx
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.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 10 Jan 2017 16:10
by Tnexster
Lagoon-anchored $1B development near Lake Ray Hubbard snags landscape architect

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

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 13 Mar 2018 21:40
by Tnexster
New developer on Rowlett's $1B Bayside project puts Crystal Lagoon plans in flux

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... plans-flux

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 12 Apr 2018 09:18
by jrd1964
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ystal.html

Meritage and K.Hovnanian will be building 'affordable (less than $300,000)' housing as part of Bayside's residential area. Just over 100 homes in that price range will be built between the 2 builders.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 28 Jul 2018 08:22
by Waldozer
No game changer in Rowlett, it seems.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... side-plans

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 28 Jul 2018 17:27
by itsjrd1964
Ever since seeing the graphics for the Bayside artwork, it makes me think of the artwork on the full-page ads back in the 1980s for Faulkner Point. And most of us know how *that* ended up....

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 28 Jul 2018 19:58
by Tnexster
In other words, they can't make the numbers work. The lagoon would have made that a "go to" property for the entire metro. I love it when they come in later and dumb everything down.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 28 Jul 2018 22:36
by DAFW
this is......wow... I have no words for this.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 30 Jul 2018 09:30
by cowboyeagle05
Based on the actual products they have built out so far at the site I could tell it was going differently than the glitz and flash they proposed originally. The architecture and overall feel of what they are actually building right now are close to what we have seen everywhere else in DFW. No real differentiator and not like the concept renderings at all. City councils are always likely to get swayed by flashy renderings that show life as we would like to to be never with any reality. The bank obviously came calling and said no office tenant is gonna care about your lagoon so we aren't paying for it.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 30 Jul 2018 10:22
by Warrior2015
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Based on the actual products they have built out so far at the site I could tell it was going differently than the glitz and flash they proposed originally. The architecture and overall feel of what they are actually building right now are close to what we have seen everywhere else in DFW. No real differentiator and not like the concept renderings at all. City councils are always likely to get swayed by flashy renderings that show life as we would like to to be never with any reality. The bank obviously came calling and said no office tenant is gonna care about your lagoon so we aren't paying for it.

This makes alot of sense. I will admit, I was kind of disappointed, but I don't really get my hopes up to high around here anymore sometimes. The mayor and city council seemed upset. I heard of some private partnership agreement or something agreeing on building the lagoon. The mayor said that the new proposal isn't apart of the agreement

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 21 Sep 2018 22:52
by itsjrd1964
Rowlett leaders formally reject Bayside plans without a show fountain, crystal lagoon at Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 21 Sep 2018 23:02
by itsjrd1964
Meanwhile, work continues on the Bayside portion of the development, despite the city and developers still working out things.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ay-hubbard

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 23 Sep 2018 01:55
by Dmkflyer
At least little Rowlett stands up to developers to do what they think will be better for their community while Dallas must rolls over and let’s developers do whatever they want

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 04 Jan 2019 22:25
by itsjrd1964
Rowlett sues over Bayside, stands by expectation of 'world-class destination' at Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 05 Jan 2019 11:21
by Tnexster
Good for Rowlett, hope they prevail.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 05 Jan 2019 12:12
by Matt777
itsjrd1964 wrote:Rowlett sues over Bayside, stands by expectation of 'world-class destination' at Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard


Yay, Go Rowlett! Hope they win. If only Dallas held developers responsible the way Rowlett is...

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 06 Jan 2019 13:30
by R1070
Good job Rowlett. Dallas can learn from this!

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 01 Aug 2019 22:15
by Tnexster
Rowlett announces new deal to restart stalled development with Crystal Lagoon along Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 02 Aug 2019 09:24
by Mgreen15
Tnexster wrote:Rowlett announces new deal to restart stalled development with Crystal Lagoon along Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard


Awesome news! As a nearby home owner, I’m curious to see what type of impact this development will have on home values in the next 5 years.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 02 Aug 2019 12:00
by Tnexster
I'm just glad they stuck with it and are getting what they were originally promised.

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Posted: 09 Aug 2019 21:29
by Tnexster
Surf’s up: Wave pool, Crystal Lagoon among plans unveiled at town hall for new $1B Rowlett development

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... evelopment

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