The proposal includes a 20-acre park at the Dallas Midtown site, which is a 40-block, 430-acre mixed-use development bounded by the Dallas North Tollway, LBJ Expressway, North Central Expressway and Spring Valley Road in North Dallas. The park could help feed corporate interest in Dallas Midtown, which has a number of proposed projects in the works including Scott Beck's $4 billion vision of a redeveloped Valley View mall site and Fort Worth-based Hillwood Urban's proposed tower being developed in partnership with EF Properties. The park could help Dallas Midtown become a magnet to corporate companies and help bring corporate focus to the redevelopment, said Scott Beck, president of Dallas-based Beck Ventures, which is overseeing the redevelopment of 17 blocks within Dallas Midtown. "The redevelopment of North Dallas is of great importance for the city of Dallas," Beck said ."Too often we see corporate users select neighboring cities. With the start of Dallas Midtown, we can now give these office tenants an additional urban destination within the city of Dallas and keep our Dallas tax base secure." Beck plans to begin the tear down of Valley View Center by the end of the year. The developer has done some environmental remediation and pre-demolition work in preparation for the demolition. MIG CEO Daniel Iacofano will unveil conceptual renderings of the new Dallas Midtown park and speak to the community on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a ballroom within the Westin Galleria Dallas hotel in North Dallas.
- Dallas Morning News, September 6, 2016