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Shepards feel like Lakeside has it all

Roland and Lynn Shepard in front of their Lakeside villa.

Roland and Lynn Shepard in front of their Lakeside villa that faces a park on Northwood Drive at Surrey.

“We love to walk around the neighborhood,” explained Roland Shepard of his strolls around Lakeside with wife Lynn, “but we usually don’t get very far before we start talking with neighbors.”

The Shepards’ painted yellow brick villa sits on Northwood just off Surrey and faces a triangular park that is nearly completely enclosed with new homes.

“It’s really looking like a neighborhood now,” said Shepard, who was the first homebuyer to sign a contract on a Darling villa at Lakeside in August 2013. “It’s come a long way in just a year.

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October 27, 2014 construction update

September construction update

To guide you on a quick tour of the 80+ mixed-use acres under construction at Lakeside DFW, we’ve assembled photos, video, and a short narrative.

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Survey respondents expect Lakeside DFW dining to be extraordinary

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Dining comments 1 (through early Dec. 2013)

Dining comments 2 (Dec. 2013 – Feb.)

Dining comments 3 (Feb.- Aug.)

Comments on Lakeside DFW’s on-line dining survey continue to illustrate the interest, passion, and expectations area residents have for the dining experience coming to The Shops at Lakeside in Phase I. (The first four buildings are expected to open in early 2015.)

“Community input has guided many aspects of planning Lakeside DFW,” said Jimmy Archie, managing partner of Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside DFW. “And the opinions expressed in the dining surveys have been a gold mine.”

Since the survey was opened in November 2013, 695 respondents have taken to the survey and, of those, approximately 450 have taken the time to add comments.

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Lakeside Moviehouse to serve as a local and regional draw

Rendering of The Shops at Lakeside and The Lakeside Moviehouse, which is scheduled for completion in April 2015.

Rendering of The Lakeside Moviehouse illustrates its location just north of The Shops at Lakeside. Scheduled for completion in April 2015, the theater is expected to supplement Lakeside’s appeal to a wide spectrum of ages and communities.

In January, officials from Realty Capital, Flower Mound, and Lakeside DFW Land Ltd. traveled to Austin to tour The Moviehouse & Eatery.

Mark McLaughlin, director of operations for the upscale dine-in theater company, served as their guide.

“I was explaining to them that many of our customers regularly drive 20-30 miles to get here,” remembered McLaughlin. “I’m not sure they bought it.”

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Community eager for news on restaurants at Lakeside

Jimmy Archie expects The Shops at Lakeside to offer the environment and mix of restaurants that people will want to visit regularly.

Jimmy Archie expects The Shops at Lakeside to offer the environment and mix of restaurants that people will want to visit regularly.

Who’s coming to The Shops at Lakeside?

“That’s a question we are hearing a lot,” laughed Jimmy Archie, managing partner of Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside DFW.

The interest is coming from those moving into the new homes at Lakeside as well as from the 60,000+ who daily drive by the corner of Lakeside and FM 2499.

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Urban spaces emerging at The Shops at Lakeside

The Shops at Lakeside will occupy the ground floor of six buildings along Lakeside Parkway at FM 2499. Lofts will occupy the upper floors.

The buildings at the intersection of FM 2499 and Lakeside reached their full height this month. But the real sizzle at Lakeside, according to town planner Dan Quinto, lies around the corner from 2499's 60,000-plus vehicles per day. “The action … [Continue reading]

Units of The Lakeside Tower and Bungalows go on sale today


Learn more about the amenities and floor plans After a week-long pre-sales period, units of The Lakeside Tower and Bungalows go on sale to the public today. The Lakeside Tower features five floor plans, including two two-bedroom plans (ranging in … [Continue reading]

Lakeside retailers to capitalize on FM 2499 visibility


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Demographics del lago

Click the map above for an interactive graphic from Esri that provides lots of information on the Wealthiest Zip Codes in North Texas.

Click the red numbers in Esri's interactive map to learn more about each of the 25 wealthiest zip codes in North Texas. The small blue star (north of DFW Airport) represents the location of Lakeside DFW.   … [Continue reading]

The short and long term impacts of transforming Lakeside Parkway

Both the closure of Lakeside Prkwy. for a number of months and its subsequent use as a shopping street will lead drivers to take the alternate route above. Click the image 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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Plans unveiled for Lakeside condo tower

The 14-story condominium tower will feature sweeping views of Lake Grapevine.

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 … [Continue reading]

Shaping the Lakeside dining experience

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

More tantalizing community input for dining bliss at Lakeside 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 … [Continue reading]

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.

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 … [Continue reading]

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

Construction on the retail sites at the corner of International Pkwy and Lakeside has gone vertical.

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 … [Continue reading]

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


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]