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The short and long term impacts of transforming Lakeside Parkway

Once Northwood Drive (in green) is completed, construction crews will close part of Lakeside Parkway. It is expected to re-open in September.

Once Northwood Drive (in green) is completed, construction crews will close part of Lakeside Parkway. It is expected to re-open in September. (Click to enlarge.)

The transformation of Lakeside Parkway in Lakeside DFW will kick into high gear in the next few weeks, according to a spokesman for Greystar, the builder of the mixed-use and multi-family components at Lakeside DFW.

In the long term (fall of 2014), it means an inviting shopping district called The Shops at Lakeside.

In the near term (between now and the fall), it means a portion of the parkway will be closed and many residents of nearby neighborhoods will have to drive home by a new route.

The months-long construction process will bridge the wide divide between what was planned as an office park in 1999, and the vibrant mixed-use community that is sprouting today. [Click to read the entire story]

Moviehouse & Eatery prompts move of tree farm from The Shops at Lakeside

With construction on the Lakeside Moviehouse & Eatery expected to begin by May, the Lakeside tree farm will be relocated to another site on the property. Upon the completion of first phase of The Shops at Lakeside, the trees will be transplanted there to enhance the shopping and dining experience. Click above to see the report by NBC 5.

NBC 5 Denton Country Reporter Brian Scott told viewers Friday of the traveling tree farm at Lakeside DFW. (Click here to view the story.)

The Lakeside DFW tree farm located at the north side of the northwestern corner of Lakeside Parkway and International Parkway (FM 2499), Scott reported, was originally created to save and re-use hundreds of live oaks that had been planted along Lakeside 14 years ago.

Officials at Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside DFW, expected the mature trees could be preserved in this location until they were transplanted to beautify The Shops at Lakeside, which is projected for completion in the fall.

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Plans unveiled for Lakeside condo tower

In addition to an adjoining spa and salon, luxury town homes will help soften the structure's impact at street level.

An adjoining spa and salon along with luxury town homes play a role in scaling the building’s architecture at street level.

Plans for a 14-story luxury condominium tower at Lakeside DFW were released today.

“We have been listening carefully to the market for a condo tower at Lakeside,” said Richard Myers, managing parter of Realty Capital Management, master developer of Lakeside DFW. “We hope these plans demonstrate how seriously we value that input.

“Naturally, views ranked high on everyone’s wish list,” Myers said. “So each unit will feature a large balcony with outstanding views of Lake Grapevine.” [Click to read the entire story]

Shaping the Lakeside dining experience

More tantalizing community input for dining bliss at Lakeside

Workers laying the concrete second floor of the mixed-use building on the southwest corner of Lakeside and International Parkways.

Workers prepare the second floor of a mixed-use building at Lakeside for lofts that will sit atop the ground-floor retail.

A second wave of responses to the Lakeside dining survey has warranted a new look at how future residents, shoppers, and diners view the possibilities for Phase I of the Shops at Lakeside.

Since our initial report on the approximately 260 responses received through early December, the total number has grown to over 460. (If you haven’t already, click here to complete the survey.)

To view the complete list of comments since December, click here.

The growing awareness of the project has fueled this steady stream of survey respondents. The character and array of the 116 comments (out of approximately 200 surveys completed since mid December) exude a deep hunger for news on the culinary, shopping, and entertainment front at Lakeside.

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Moviehouse & Eatery to locate in the Shops at Lakeside

Moviehouse & Eatery offers plush seating and chef-preparaed dishes. Tickets for first-run movies are priced at $2 over standard movie theaters.

Moviehouse & Eatery offers plush seating and chef-preparaed dishes.

Officials of Austin-based Moviehouse & Eatery have selected The Shops at Lakeside, the highly anticipated retail component of Lakeside DFW, for their third location. They expect to begin construction in May.

“Lakeside offers a special environment,” said Leslie Sloan, co-owner of Moviehouse & Eatery, “while Flower Mound plus the surrounding communities provide the perfect location for our business.”

“Moviehouse & Eatery offers an upscale movie and dining experience that sets the tone for The Shops at Lakeside,” said Jimmy Archie, managing director of Realty Capital Management, master developer of Lakeside DFW.

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Urban sophistication, outdoor recreation speeding sales of single-family lots

Darling villa homes going up on Northwood across from a pocket park.

Darling villa homes going up on Northwood across from a pocket park.

The excitement over the single-family lots at Lakeside DFW continues to grow.

Together, the three home builders — American Legend, Darling, and Normandy — have sold 40 lots (as of the last week of January 2014).

That’s one-third of the 119 lots in Phase I.  All of them sold prior to having a full complement of model homes open. (While the Normandy and American Legend models have been open for a month or more, Darling only expects to open their model home by the end of February).

The sales pace prompted lot developer JBGL Communities to move forward with Phase II, a 14.8-acre tract that will offer an additional 70 home sites. Completion of the lots is expected in the Fall of 2014.

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No. 2 in our series on The Shops at Lakeside

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Normandy set to kick sales into high gear

One of the 18 elevations (and six floor plans) being offered by Normandy Homes at Lakeside.

Even though the Normandy Homes model home won’t be completely furnished until around Thanksgiving, Henry Morales has already sold a lot. Some people know a good thing when they see it. “My clients have spent 17 years in Carrollton and wanted a … [Continue reading]

No. 1 in our series on The Shops at Lakeside: Your dining preferences

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BNSF Logistics move may be sign of things to come

BNSF Logistics will bring 50 employees to its new world headquarters in Flower Mound's Lakeside Business District.

“Yeah, we can do that.” That’s the motto of BNSF Logistics, which recently announced the move of its worldwide headquarters (and 50 employees) from Grapevine to Flower Mound. “This move,” emphasized Jimmy Stathatos, town manager of Flower … [Continue reading]

Pre-sales begin on 30′ villas by Darling Homes

The many new facades Darling has designed for Lakeside fall into three categories: Mediterranean, European, and Classical.

The long-anticipated news has broken. Sales of lots at Lakeside have begun, starting with those for the 30-foot villas by Darling. “Darling Homes has done a superb job of developing a new line of villa homes that embraces the Lakeside lifestyle,” … [Continue reading]

NBC 5 features Lakeside DFW

As construction began on the corner of International Parkway (FM 2499) and Lakeside Parkway, Brian Scott of NBC 5 News was there to cover it. The story (at left) aired Thursday morning. In addition to describing the size of the project, he … [Continue reading]

Deal completed with Greystar to bring urban living, amenities to Lakeside DFW

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Greystar Real Estate Partners has purchased 28 acres at Lakeside DFW and plans to begin site work in July on 17 buildings featuring 648,000 square feet for retail/commercial, apartment, and town home uses. The sale of the property, which … [Continue reading]

Survey offers residents chance to guide Lakeside amphitheater programming

Musical events may play an important part in programming for the amphitheater at Lakeside.

What kind of events would attract you to the amphitheater planned for Lakeside? That’s what our latest survey aims to find out. Click here to share your views on the subject. In 3-5 minutes, your input will guide programming efforts -- from the … [Continue reading]

Findings about N. Texas neighborhoods may surprise you – Part 1

"Sophisticated urbanites" like to be able to walk to shops and restaurants, according The Dallas Morning News series, "Best Neighborhoods."

This is the first in an occasional series exploring the findings of the 13-part series "Best Neighborhoods in the City," published by The Dallas Morning News.  "If you're an 'urbanite,' where do you live?" Jacquielynn Floyd asked readers of The … [Continue reading]

Live music tops list for amphitheater enthusiasts

Focus group participants gather near the site of the amphitheater on May 1.

A sampling of Flower Mound residents believe live music will be the key to successful programming for the Lakeside amphitheater. Twelve residents participated in the focus group sessions conducted near the site of the future venue on May … [Continue reading]

Living at Lakeside DFW to be a social experience

Townsquare Park is one of many parks where residents and visitors will mingle at Lakeside DFW.

Beginning in 2014, residents of Lakeside will start shaping a new kind of Flower Mound community -- one where the aspiring can live near the retiring, young singles share the trail with boomer couples, wannabes sip coffee next to … [Continue reading]

Construction schedule includes Surrey Lane closure

Surrey Lane will be updated to according to Town standards, including wider dimensions and concrete surfacing. Overhead utitlities will be buried.

ESTIMATED TIMING Construction schedule   May 15====---= Grading Jun 1=====---==Lakewood Park Jun 15======= Retaining walls Jun 15======= Relocate power on Heritage Aug 1======== Franchise utility road crossings Aug 15======= Road … [Continue reading]

Dirt is moving at Lakeside

A view north along Surrey Lane from Lakeside Parkway as dirt begins to move on the Lakeside DFW.

Live oaks being preserved A little over four months since receiving zoning approval, clearing has begun on a 23.88-acre tract at Lakeside that will serve as a single-family neighborhood. Grading is expected to begin May 15 with work on Lakewood … [Continue reading]

Residential feature #1: The trail

As the trail meanders through Lakeside neighborhoods, it will take the form of a linear park about 30 feet wide.

  Trail, linear parks complement elegant neighborhood feel "The trail will be the lifeblood of Lakeside," suggested Dan Quinto, planner for Lakeside DFW, "and a signature amenity for residents." As construction begins this month on the … [Continue reading]

American Legend and Darling to build homes at Lakeside

Single-family homes will be built on the 23.88-acre tract located west of the intersection of International Pkwy (FM 2499) and Lakeside Pkwy.

Just seven weeks after receiving zoning approval, officials of Realty Capital Management today announced the first land sale at Lakeside DFW, the mixed-use development in Flower Mound. The 23.88 acres in the northwest sector of the 150-acre site … [Continue reading]