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Old 07-21-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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Just saw this article about a shopping and entertainment area Rowlett is building by the water where Elgin B. Robertson Park used to be.

Bayside development to emphasize open spaces, transportation options - Star Local: Rowlett Lakeshore Times

Rowlett rezoning, rebranding Robertson Park property as ‘Bayside’ | | Dallas Morning News


Sounds exciting! But it makes me think about the Harbor at Rockwall. It has so much potential. I vistited it many years ago when it was opened and again a few months ago. I was surprised that there were empty spaces and there are only a few thriving restaurants there. Not sure what happened. Kinda makes me think something similar could happen to Bayside.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I had heard about the park being sold a while back, but this is the first I've seen about what would replace it. If water levels could be more consistent, retail/restaurants/entertainment on the water would fare better. But with the growth that the area is experiencing, the sky could be the limit!
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:13 AM
 
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Time will tell. There are a LOT of politics involved in projects like these. For Rockwall the Harbor's been a fail overall due among other things to the acrimony between the developers and the Rockwall city council. Biggest blame probably due to the greed of the Harbor developers.
I hope Rowlett will learn from Rockwall's and the Harbor's mistakes.
However it plays out, both communities are great places to live. These two project are bit players and shouldn't color anyone's decision to move to either one. If the entire Harbor were to sink into the lake tomorrow, Rockwall is still a fabulous place to live, and Rowlett is too with or without Bayside.
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