Monthly Archives: December 2014

West Dallas: Beachhead or Community?

It was supposed to be the bridge to nowhere.  Now, three years later, does the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lead to where real estate investments thrive?  With over 2,500 housing units in the pipeline and 20 new restaurants open, the answer appears to be yes, according to the panelists at Wednesday’s ULI North Texas Breakfast Forum: West Dallas: Beachhead or Community? The morning at the Park City Club began with moderator Frank Bliss (President, Cooper & Stebbins) describing the evolving history of West Dallas, from its beginnings as no more … Read More

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ULI Foundation Governor, Former Trustee Kenneth Hughes Has Passed

ULI Foundation Governor, Former Trustee Kenneth Hughes Has Passed Archana Pyati Kenneth H. Hughes, a ULI Foundation governor and former ULI trustee, died November 29 in Dallas after a brief illness. He was 69. Hughes, a Dallas-based real estate developer, had as his signature and pioneering project Mockingbird Station, the first transit-oriented development in Texas. The 1997 redevelopment of an abandoned Western Electric facility, Mockingbird Station was the first mixed-use project in the state designed specifically to accommodate a light-rail station—for a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) line. His company, … Read More

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Ross Perot and Ross Perot Jr. Named Co-Awardees of Urban Land Institute North Texas’

Ross Perot and Ross Perot Jr. have been named co-winners of the inaugural Vision Award from the Urban Land Institute North Texas District Council. The announcement was made at a ULI North Texas event Wednesday, December 3.  The award will be presented at the ULI North Texas Impact Awards ceremony to be held at Union Station on March 19, 2015. “The selection of the Perots is natural because of their combined vision in so many fields — business, philanthropy and certainly real estate,” said Michael Jackson, chair of ULI North Texas District Council. The Vision … Read More

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