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Old 04-04-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Wow this is a pretty ambitious plan!!!!!If they only built a 3rd of this it would have a dramatic impact on this area. I like the curvy office building and the huge park...oh and the monorail lift...thats different.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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Nice!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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The plan looks ambitious, but Beck ventures must be pretty confident because they're trying to connect it to DART and the future Cotton Belt Line. This could be Dallas's largest TOD. Hopefully, the Cotton Belt Line private developers can use this project to entice politicians to award them the federal funds they are seeking.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Guess not many on here remember Prestonwood Mall either. I could easliy see this becoming reality. Prestonwood Mall was still somewhat thriving when it was shuttered, torn down and now a whole new development.

The area where Valley View Mall is located is HEAVY traffic 7 days a week. A good development at that location could thrive! This one looks very promising. It is adding a good bit of green space, YEA! As right now and forever it has been solid black top.
I grew up going to Valley View. Saw it go from just the Sears and Sanger-Harris to the full mall. Then later worked at the bank there on the corner.

I am all for this and think they will do just fine. At least I hope they do!
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Garland
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I never understood why they needed 2 malls right next door to each other in Galleria and Valley View.

Last time I went to Valley View, which was about 3 years ago, it was a dump and a ghost town in there.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Awesome! DFW has a bright future ahead and this is another step in right direction. I hope funding comes through.
Those of us who have spent most or all of our lives here have seen these pie in the sky plans come and go. Could this become a reality? Yes. Will it? Less likely. There are a lot of issues to overcome.

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I never understood why they needed 2 malls right next door to each other in Galleria and Valley View.

Last time I went to Valley View, which was about 3 years ago, it was a dump and a ghost town in there.
VV opened 5 years before Galleria did. For many years, we had 3 malls within spitting distance of each other (VV, Galleria, Prestonwood) and they all did reasonably well. VV didn't really start to slide until the mid 1990s. It thrived in the 1980s and even into the early 1990s. Ditto Prestonwood. It also doesn't help that the enclosed shopping mall surrounded by acres of concrete is losing its appeal with modern shoppers just like some other B&M shopping experiences. The old mall trend of the 70s and 80s has gone the way of the dinosaur.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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So when does demolition begin?
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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I never understood why they needed 2 malls right next door to each other in Galleria and Valley View.

Last time I went to Valley View, which was about 3 years ago, it was a dump and a ghost town in there.
For some reason, there were a lot twin malls in the DFW area where one was a more upper class mall and one was a more middle class mall. Off the top of my head, you had Galleria/VV, Six Flags/Forum 303, Town East/Big Town, and North Hills/North East. There are probably some that I'm missing. A lot of siblings died eventually but it took a long time for it to happen.

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... For many years, we had 3 malls within spitting distance of each other (VV, Galleria, Prestonwood) and they all did reasonably well. ...
Was Prestonwood the mall with the water slide in it?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Was Prestonwood the mall with the water slide in it?
No, it had an ice rink. I think you might be thinking of North Town Mall which was on Forest near Webb Chapel.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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