Demolition crews have cleared a high-profile property in Northeast Dallas at Abrams and Northwest Highway to make way for a major retail project. The 275,000-square-foot High Point Crossing shopping center is to be built on the site of the old Steakley Chevrolet dealership on Northwest Highway at Abrams Road. Houston-based developer Ainbinder Co. bought the 13-acre site about a year ago and has been working on plans for the project. Preliminary designs being marketed by commercial real estate firm CBRE/UCR show a two-level, urban-style retail center with garages and room for a dozen retailers. The stores will be in a central complex and in two freestanding buildings along Northwest Highway. That makes High Point Crossing one of the largest new shopping centers in the works in Dallas. At midyear, about 2 million square feet in new and expanded shopping projects were scheduled to open in D-FW this year. That's down from 2.7 million square feet of retail in 2015, according to data from the Weitzman Group. About 8.5 percent of the area's retail space is empty — the lowest vacancy in more than 30 years.
- Dallas Morning News, September 10, 2016