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Old 07-30-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I mentioned in another thread how this corridor will change the face of SOC. Its already under constructtion. There are many projects in this corridor, In fact..the project directly next to this one is 40-50% complete. Its a mixed use development with apartments with ground floor retail. I personally can't wait until they start the renovation of "lancaster Kiest Shopping Center!..when finished it will have the vibe of Park Lane Place across from Northpark Center....Good times ahead for the southern sector!!!!
When it was originally built it was made to be a mixed-use development.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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When it was originally built it was made to be a mixed-use development.
Dallas as a retail center never ceases to amaze. This looks like another hidden jewel. And might there be anything hidden in southeast Dallas?
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I was aware of the nearby mixed-use project, but had not heard of this location. There's nothing wrong with this location or this project. It doesn't have to be upscale to succeed or be a nice place to live or have its retail succeed. Success doesn't have to mean having the largest of margins either.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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Don't forget about Las Colinas being a forty year old transit oriented development. The development in the urban center is waiting for both the Light Rail into DFW airport and for more of the new freeway construction in and out of that area to be completed before commencing with new projects.
Las Colinas has seen a huge amount of new urbanist development in the last 5-10 years, included thousands of residential units and a new convention center. Hundreds of single family homes have also gone up in adjacent lots. Very hot area as far as real estate. The light rail stations have been open for a year now. Don't know when TXDoT will have funding for 114, but development certainly hasn't been waiting for it, or for the underconstruction last few orange line stations to open. The Las Colinas APT has also been connected to it as well.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Hey Dallaz whats the date on this article?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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hey dallaz whats the date on this article?
1956

The name was changed in the 60s to Lancaster-Kiest Shopping Center
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Las Colinas has seen a huge amount of new urbanist development in the last 5-10 years, included thousands of residential units and a new convention center. Hundreds of single family homes have also gone up in adjacent lots. Very hot area as far as real estate. The light rail stations have been open for a year now. Don't know when TXDoT will have funding for 114, but development certainly hasn't been waiting for it, or for the underconstruction last few orange line stations to open. The Las Colinas APT has also been connected to it as well.
Just consider how such highway construction traditionally slows down development and, yet, as you pointed out, development has continued in Las Colinas. And we are talking major construction at two ends of 114. But people don't appreciate how development generally picks up a few years before the completion of highway construction just as it does a few years prior to its commencement. So, things should begin to pick up quite a bit here in the near future. It is puzzling why developers wait like they do, but Las Colinas, and especially the urban area, as strange as this might seem to say, mirrors more the downtown Dallas area than it does those business districts surrounding Plano. And the Dart connection to the airport is vital concerning any future development. If DART called for yet another delay in the process of hooking DFW airport to the core area of Dallas, it wouldn't be the first time.
You can only imagine that there is a lot of insidious politics going on in Austin in an attempt at stumbling up the area of Las Colinas and the surrounding area of DFW airport involving both the competing cities of Dallas and Fort Worth as well as those business districts surrounding Plano.
A example of what I speak is the effect of the entertainment venue planned in the urban area and how Jerry World and other venues lobbied against it. Yet, it is the perfect match for Las Colinas. This project should allow for far better concert sound than Texas stadium without the hassle involved with having to baby sit a lot of stupid football players.
And, just consider, if retail never reforms in central Dallas after dissolving there many years ago, then perhaps it will reform in this area in the future at the cite of the old Texas stadium.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas,TX
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Never heard of this. it looks good! Hopefully this and the project that dallasboi mentioned will boost ridership along the blue line.

As for the news paper article, wow, it would be cool to see development happen under a freeway like that.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Never heard of this. it looks good! Hopefully this and the project that dallasboi mentioned will boost ridership along the blue line.

As for the news paper article, wow, it would be cool to see development happen under a freeway like that.
That's the Lancaster-Kiest Shopping Center in South Oak Cliff.

Since it was built, it was heavily modified and doesn't look like the rendering in the article.

Here's an aerial photo from Google maps

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Back of the shopping center



Front of shopping Center



The old neon sign was removed a couple of months ago

Here's a picture of the sign when the Shopping center was called South Oak Cliff



This is how it looked before it was removed

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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Hey Dallaz whats the date on this article?
Yikes, 50s-style development. It's amazing how those planning patterns have developed over the last 60+ years.
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