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.
Enter Moviehouse & Eatery, the high-end Austin dining/theater establishment, that will begin construction on the site in May.
“This great addition to The Shops at Lakeside is forcing us to move the tree farm to a new location,” explained Richard Myers, managing director of Realty Capital.
“But moving the trees to make room for Moviehouse is a great problem to have,” he added.
“We believe these mature trees, strategically placed, will add significantly to the retail and residential environment of the project.”
The move is expected to cost the developer approximately $60,000.
“We think it might be good luck,” Myers suggested, “wherever the tree farm goes maybe that’s where the development happens.
“So if we have to move it four more times — that’s probably a good thing.”