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How This Dallas Developer Is Transforming Neighborhoods in Southern Dallas Through Affordable Housing, One Property at a Time

In this continuing series on real estate development in Southern Dallas, we introduce you to 15 real estate professionals in Innovan Neighborhood's Community Development Roundtable who aim to bring new life to long-neglected parts of Dallas.  Part 3: Meet Jay McIlveen, president of Five Star Properties, who is doing well by doing good and changing lives in the process.
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Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center to Host Open Model and Talent Call Saturday, Jan. 20
Don't let that name fool you—the center offers more than fitness and enrichment programs for young people in Southern Dallas. It also offers big assists—from internships to career readiness training and more. The open call this Saturday is seeking models, actors, singers and dancers ages 16 to 50, hosted by Dallas-based J3 Productions. Past participants have gone on to successful careers.
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The Last Word: Good Urban Development’s Shannon Brown-Key on the Mill City 50 Affordable Housing Project in Southern Dallas
by | Dec 5, 2023
Mill City 50, a 50-home affordable housing community planned for a neighborhood in Southern Dallas, is slated to have its first 10 homes hit the market in early 2024. It will be the result of the project leadership of Brown-Key, whose company is a joint venture between Matthews Southwest and Dallas nonprofit Urban Specialists Inc.
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H-E-B Is Bringing Its Low-Priced Joe V’s Smart Shop Concept to 2 Southern Dallas Neighborhoods

by | Jun 6, 2023
Leveraging operational efficiencies and new technologies, Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B offers an "innovative price format" that delivers a uniquely curated assortment of community focused products—and the most relevant high-quality, fresh products H-E-B is known for—at even lower prices. See where the Dallas stores will be located—and what makes them different.
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The Last Word: DBCC’s Harrison Blair on the City’s New Southern Dallas Infrastructure Fund
On January 25, the Dallas City Council approved a new infrastructure investment fund for Southern Dallas, part of a batch of new incentives to spur economic development and job growth in the area. Blair says the support is vital for the community's economic development.
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Southern Gateway Park Is ‘On Track’ to Break Ground on Amenities This Spring for Phase One Opening Next Year
by | Feb 6, 2023
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson called it a "game-changing investment in the people and families of southern Dallas.” And there’s little doubt the Southern Gateway Park will be transformative once it opens as planned next year. “We are on track to break ground on the park’s amenities later this spring and open as scheduled in 2024,” a spokesperson for the Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation told WFAA this week, adding that $3 million in new funding has been secured since January 1 for the $172 million project.
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Comerica Bank Is Creating a ‘BusinessHQ’ Collaborative Space for Small Businesses in Southern Dallas

Southern Dallas small business owners are about to get a new space to connect, collaborate, and help grow their companies.  Comerica Bank is transforming the first floor of its R.L. Thornton location into Comerica BusinessHQ—an 8,000-SF collaborative space offering a mix of coworking spaces, incubation fellowships, and technical assistance. The center will address three big needs: "capital, cultivation, and connectivity."
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Comerica Assembles South Dallas Business Banking Team
by | Sep 21, 2022

Dallas-based financial services giant Comerica Bank has named Trent Sampson, Jerry Collazo, and Adriana Najera to its newly formed South Dallas Business Banking Team that is led by Group Manager Derric Hicks.

“As the leading bank for business, it is imperative that we raise expectations in all the communities where we live and serve,” Comerica Bank Dallas Market President Amanda Mahaney said in a statement....

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How 3 Nonprofit Leaders Are Closing Equity Gaps in Southern Dallas
by | Sep 20, 2022
Capital One is partnering with Bonton Farms, Harmony CDC, The Real Estate Council (TREC) and TREC Community Investors to close gaps in equity and opportunity in some of Southern Dallas’ most impoverished zip codes.
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UNT Dallas’ New Ryan Tower Is a Beacon of Promise in Southern Dallas
by | Sep 14, 2022
The 180-foot Ryan Tower stands at the heart of the UNT Dallas campus and can be seen for miles in every direction. Funded by a $2 million gift from UNT benefactors Amanda and G. Brint Ryan, the tower is meant to serve as "an icon of the university, a symbol for higher learning, and a prominent symbol of the community it serves." "For me, it symbolizes the heights our students and our future students will attain," UNT Dallas President said at the tower's ribbon-cutting.
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Developers Look South: Onu Ventures Plans New 12‑Acre Project in Southern Dallas

by | Jul 18, 2022
Onu Ventures' residential and retail development at the intersection of I-20 and I-45 will include a grocery store and amenities centered around green space to create community.

The Onu Ventures project adds to other developments looking to build in the southern part of the city. Last month, Hoque Global announced its 270-acre University Hills development located next to the University of North Texas at Dallas campus.
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SMU Study Uses Drones and Machine Learning to Find ‘Infrastructure Desert’ Neighborhoods in Dallas
by | Feb 22, 2022
The study by a team of SMU civil engineering researchers was supported by a five-year, $584,000 National Science Foundation grant. The team hopes that their study will lead to equitable improvements in the identified neighborhoods—with better groceries, internet access, noise walls, crosswalks, hospital access, bike trails, and more.
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JPMorgan Chase Awards WiNGS $100K to Fund Its Initiative to Boost Women in Southern Dallas
by | Sep 2, 2021
WiNGS will use the funding to pair women in Southern Dallas with trained financial coaches and build an online portal dedicated to reducing barriers to reaching economic opportunities.
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Frito Lay’s Joan Cetera [DI composite. Photo: Frito Lay]
Q+A: PepsiCo Foods North America’s Joan Cetera on Frito-Lay’s Local Community Efforts
by | Jul 16, 2020
Through Southern Dallas Thrives and Frito-Lay's collaboration with Volunteers of America, the Plano-based company continues to support causes in the Dallas region and beyond.
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