DallasDesignDistrict.com is the go-to blog for news, views, ideas and information about the Dallas Design District. If you’ve got the Qs, we’ve got the As for this exciting and eclectic neighborhood in Big D.
DallasDesignDistrict.com is the premiere place for information, news, views and ideas on the Dallas Design District. On this blog we:
- Highlight the newest shops, showrooms, apartments, and restaurants in this growing and revitalized region,
- Detail the 411 on events in the district – whether it’s a beer tasting, grand opening, happy hour, line launch or new exhibit,
- Showcase the area’s hottest artists, galleries, showrooms and designers,
- Provide an insider’s look at living in the neighborhood,
- Offer exclusive access to the latest development news, and
- Rock the latest info on trends, lifestyles and all things fun as they relate to the Dallas Design District.
What is the Dallas Design District?
The Design District is a neighborhood 50 years in the making. Pairing rich history with an eclectic new vibe, this is where converted warehouses and newly constructed apartments merge to create a vivacious new neighborhood with a decidedly established feel.
The Design District is a magnet for art galleries, decorator showrooms and upscale urban living. Several new apartment communities have opened since 2009 and are now fully leased, giving the community a new dimension and vibrancy. A fourth high-rise residential project opened in June 2012 and is well on its way to being fully leased as well. Looking forward it doesn’t seem as though development in the Design District will slow down anytime soon. The neighborhood will continue to evolve as one of the most interesting and eclectic communities in Dallas.
Where is the Dallas Design District?
A stone’s throw from downtown Dallas and Victory Park, the Design District is positioned at the crossroads of the city’s most thriving urban neighborhoods. The Dallas North Tollway’s Oak Lawn exit provides easy access to the Design District, which is situated just west of I-35. Need directions or a map? Find ‘em right here.
Who is developing the Design District?
The Dallas Design District is an area that was originally created with the construction of the Trinity River levee system in the 1930s. Hundreds of acres of land just north and west of downtown Dallas became developable with the introduction of the levees. Originally, this land was developed for industrial warehouses. Over the years, many of these warehouses were repurposed as galleries and showrooms, which even today represent both the principal use and character of the neighborhood. Dozens of owners, developers, patrons and city leaders have helped drive the ongoing evolution of the District.
In 2007, PegasusAblon, in partnership with The Lionstone Group, began an urban redevelopment program in the heart of the Dallas Design District to jumpstart the next steps in its evolution, and today, the area is truly undergoing a metamorphosis. Over the past few years, the community has grown to include over a thousand apartments. New restaurants garnering national attention have sprung up, and retailers from all over Dallas have set their sights on the area as a mecca for the luxury home goods shopper. Sites are also planned for a boutique hotel, more apartments are in the works and many more retailers and service providers are on the way.
Who is PegasusAblon?
PegasusAblon is a commercial real estate development company with a unique perspective on urban renewal. Our company specializes in identifying and bringing value to real estate opportunities that are undervalued or overlooked by the mainstream market.
PegasusAblon focuses on value added investments in office, industrial, and retail sectors throughout the state of Texas, but with a special emphasis on Dallas. In partnership with The Lionstone Group, PegasusAblon owns and operates the largest portfolio of assets in the Dallas Design District, including the Dallas Design Center, Decorative Center Dallas, and numerous highly sought after tracts for urban redevelopment.
For leasing opportunities, please contact Ruth Griggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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