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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.
The Ambassador Hotel circa 2017 in Dallas' Cedars neighborhood near downtown Dallas. Drone photo.
$60M Apt. Community Coming to Former Site of Dallas’ Historic Ambassador Hotel
by | Jun 9, 2023
The historic Ambassador Hotel in The Cedars just south of downtown Dallas—once slated for an apartment conversion—was destroyed in a 2019 fire. But now Austin-based OHT will build an apartment community on the site after all, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Jim Lake Companies’ $14M Mixed-Use Project in Cedar Hill To Offer Storefronts for Entrepreneurs, Tiny Homes
Jim Lake and Amanda Moreno are turning 40,000 square feet of real estate in downtown Cedar Hill into a mixed-use development with offices, restaurants, residential, and retail space.

The $14 million project, which has yet to be named, builds on Jim Lake Companies' Bishop Arts success.