This is great news for the area. Like I said before there is a lot of working going on in Lake Highlands (District 10 right now). There is also 2 other shopping centers that are in plans to become upscale boutique shops. The Skillman/Kinsley and the Audelia/Kingsley shopping centers. The new development that will be on the DART rail line is going to be a dense development with multi level residence/retail like Mocking Bird Station. Except Lake Highlands Downtown will be a lot larger. Also, like I have said before a lot of the apartments will not be in Lake Highlands in the near future. The new development will be almost all home owner occupied/condos. We do not want any more apartments in Lake Highlands because 30 year from now we will have the same problem we are having today. A lot of Dallas with all these new apartments being built today will be facing problems we have in LH 30 years from now. Also with zero lot homes starting at close to half a million dollars in LH, it is a good replacement for the low income apartments.
The rest of Dallas will be able to look at District 10 as the blue print for the city future zoning, because District 10 is the first district to be rezoned and planed using the new planning system. Besides new urban development, many other things are in planning such as uniforms street signs and utility poles for all of District 10; so that when someone crosses the other districts they will notice a change like if you are going into a new city. You can tell right now when driving north on Skillman or Abrams when you entered district 10 because of the landscaping and drastic improvement in the street, but unique street signs and poles with further show the difference. I think all the work for a town square/ downtown in Lake Highlands is great, but it will only enhance the image of the area as a separate entity from Dallas. Lake Highlands is called small town in a big city. With us having a dense DT of our own we are becoming like small city within a bigger city.