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TREC on DPR Construction Tour


Looking South into Downtown Dallas from The Union

Wes Hoblit, along with nine other members of The Real Estate Council’s Young Guns toured DPR Construction and Red Development’s newest building, The Union. Located in the Harwood District just north of Downtown Dallas, the project will host a mix of uses. There will be two towers, one housing office space and the other residential. Some office space will be purposed to serve more modern open office spaces for tech industries and start ups. Retail will be located on street level with high-end eateries such as a steakhouse and Italian restaurant. Tom Thumb will also be located along Field Street and Cedar Springs.

TREC Young Guns
22nd Floor of The Union

The project hopes to add another piece to Dallas’ growth, placing a grocery store within proximity to Downtown and Victory Park.

Masterplan aided with an abandonment along Akard as well as the permitting and zoning for the project in it’s initial stages. Masterplan is also working with Tom Thumb on all of their permits and helping with the city process.

Proposed 24 Hour Parking Limit for Arlington

Arlington’s City Council is proposing a new ordinance that will ban vehicles from being parked for more than 24 hours. This includes Arlington residents, not just outside visitors coming for a concert, sports event, or friends and family visiting from out of town.

The move is predominantly due to residents stating they do not have easy access to their homes due to visitors to the entertainment district located within Arlington. The entertainment district, is a sprawling land area in the heart of the city. It encompasses Globe Life Park, AT&T Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor in addition to local restaurants, bars and golf courses.

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All vehicles would be targeted, although there are already laws on the books for larger motor homes and commercial motor vehicles. Currently, these vehicles are given citations as would be the case for the new ordinance. If the vehicle is not moved within the 24-hour time frame, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The City Council wants to clear clutter away from homes within the district, but may have not taken into effect the ramifications of such a law with such a short time constraint. The elderly population may be unable to move their car within the time frame or be hospitalized, only to find their only mode of transportation in the impound lot.

Arlington Police are committed to “make reasonable attempts to locate the owner of an illegally parked vehicle” before they commence a tow, but the reality of how effective and efficient this would be remains to be seen.