Construction on approximately 50,000 sf of commercial space is well underway for Phase I of The Shops at Lakeside (the aerial above was taken in mid-September).
Click the image above to view a “fly through” of the plan for The Shops at Lakeside.
Our series on
✓Part I – Sep. 25
Collect community input
Part II – Dec. 18
Assimilate dining preferences
Part III – March
Lake Grapevine demographics
Part IV – April
Formulate the vision
Part I: Collect community input from the Lake Grapevine market
onstruction activity and leasing interest are heating up at the Shops at Lakeside, which will open Phase I in 2014. And while building the pedestrian-friendly community shifts into high gear, the process of populating a distinctive shopping district is just beginning.
You are invited to take part.
In fact, your participation is essential.
The results of this survey (and others) will help the Lakeside team fashion the beginnings of a regional retail destination. At build-out, the Shops at Lakeside are projected to include approximately 250,000 sf.
Over the next several weeks, this series on The Shops of Lakeside will detail the process of igniting the magic that will, over time, turn bricks and blueprints into a regional destination.
Factors that will play key roles in the project’s success will be explored, from assembling expert team members and a synergistic mix of tenants to studying the residents who surround Lake Grapevine and ways to encourage them to call Lakeside their second home.
“One thing is certain,” says David Levine, who as a member of Urban Partners, helped conjur up and build West Village in Dallas, “The Shops Lakeside cannot afford to be a cookie-cutter project.”
“It is essential to learn as much about the market as possible,” Levine said, “to know what makes it tick.”
“Input from the market should play the dominant role crafting and curating the project,” he added. “Everything at the Shops at Lakeside must be indigenous to the culture of the area and reflective of the neighborhoods’ needs.”
“We will need community support to lift the project off the ground,” said Chris Young of UCR. “We want input from lots of people. We have made the survey short to encourage participation (we’re talking to the men!).”
The dining survey will be promoted through Lakeside’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“In addition to completing the survey yourself,” Young suggested, “encourage other likely Lakeside customers to complete it.”
By painting a complete and accurate picture of the marketplace, the survey results will improve the success rate of restaurants and retailers that select Lakeside for their location.
Look for tabulations of the survey results on this web site. Click to subscribe to Lakeside DFW News & Opinion and receive updates in your email inbox.
Also see: Community feedback on dining preferences