Design District

The Last Word: The Loop’s Executive Director on Opening the Hi Line Connector

by | Jul 11, 2024
Dallas is inching, walking, jogging, and pedaling its way toward completion of The Loop, a 50-mile, $135 million hike-and-bike trail that aims to connect people, neighborhoods, green spaces, and much more via a sweeping loop from White Rock Lake to the northeast to Oak Cliff and downtown Dallas and down south through the Trinity Forest before circling back northward again.
BuDhaGirl Appoints First President and Chief Operating Officer for Its Dallas-Based Luxe Lifestyle Jewelry Brand
by | Oct 6, 2023

Susan Alvarez has stepped into a pivotal role at BuDhaGirl LLC, taking the reins as its first president and chief operating officer. The Dallas-based luxury lifestyle brand, known for its iconic “All-Weather Bangles,” aims to amplify the growth of the innovative jewelry brand known for its mindfulness principles....

Jim Lake On Building the Future While Preserving the Past
Jim Lake Companies has carved out a niche in Dallas for redevelopment — not simply knocking down the old to make way for the new, but blending the best of both, to give long-neglected areas a new lease on life. You can find the company's fingerprints in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Bishop Arts, and as of this month, Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

Here, Lake and one of his Jefferson Tower tenants talk about the impact of investment dollars.
Artful Industrial: How M2G Ventures Is ‘Turning Locations Into Landmarks’
by | Aug 29, 2022
For The Archetype, she enlisted local artist Josh Dodson, whose signature "graffitecture" will be added across the project, filled with 3D illusions and "colorful surprises."

“Integrating art into properties gives them a lifeblood, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with The Archetype," Katie Murray, M2G's chief creative officer says.

From the Ground Up: Three Firms Take New Leases at the Crescent, Chick-fil-A Plans New Distribution Center in Dallas County, Plus More

by | Feb 15, 2022
Here's what's new and next in North Texas real estate, from ground-up developments to company moves and expansions.
Get a Grip: Two State-of-the-Art Climbing Gyms Are Opening in Dallas
by | Aug 3, 2021
Movement The Hill opens in October with bouldering walls, yoga, weights, and fitness classes at Walnut Hill and I-75. Wanna climb higher? A second Movement gym opens in the Design District next spring—with 50-foot-high walls. (Gulp.)
‘Work of Art’: Virgin Hotel Dallas Opens Sunday in the Design District
by | Dec 13, 2019
Virgin Hotel Dallas' 16-story, V-shaped building is a reimagining of a boutique hotel.
‘Aparthotels’: Hotel Amenities Meet the Comfort of Private Residences
by | Aug 28, 2019
Aimed at business and vacation travelers, aparthotels combine the amenities of a boutique hotel and an upscale apartment building. And with a new startup on the scene, you can now rent one in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Mike Ablon | Photo by Michael Samples

Mike Ablon: Preserving City’s History Key to Successful Development

by | May 9, 2017
Mike Ablon says 'cities are a collection of moments' and developers should do their best to preserve the character of neighborhoods.
Dallas Natives Bring Parking Into the 21st Century Through ParkHub
by | Dec 29, 2015
When George Baker was 12 years old, he began his career in the parking industry by sweeping lots for his family’s business. Two decades later, he's sweeping traditional parking operations into the digital age with ParkHub.