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WATCH: A European-Style Village

Mandy Shing, the director at the Bella Donna Chapel in Adriatica, says while the place is beautiful, the design of the village is about much more than that. Written by Mark Fein | Published by NBC 5 / DFW Adriatica is a planned development that started almost 20 years ago and continues to grow. Cobblestone walkways, an island chapel, and 16th century hand carved Stonework. It sounds like something out of Medieval England. It's actually 21st century McKinney. Adriatica is a planned development that started almost...

The Next Way To Develop

Jeff Blackard is fed up with the way neighborhoods are being built.  Written by Christine Perez | Published in D Magazine Jeff Blackard is fed up with the way neighborhoods are being built. Zoning, the developer says, has become a legal form of segregation. Rather than create enclaves that keep people of different strata apart, we should work to bring back the spirit of a village that you’d find in Europe or in pre-1900 America. “We are doing development wrong in this country, but...

Evolution of Mixed-Use

From the urban core to suburbs in the outer ring, north Texas is seeing explosive growth in live-work-play environments Written by Christine Perez | Published in DFW Real Estate Review Like many big American cities, Dallas began seeing its residents take flight to the suburbs in the 1960s. With the development of large corporate parks like Legacy and Las Colinas, companies began growing in outer areas, too. But just as people pulled employers, developers, and real estate investors way from the urban core for a number...