Urban Lifestyle Meets The Old East Dallas Vibe

Cityplace is a neighborhood North-West of Old East Dallas, Texas. It is a TIF District and holds some of the modern structures in the area. Two of its notable towering buildings are the Tower at Cityplace and The Mondrian. The former holds the record of being the tallest building in the city outside of downtown Dallas. On the West side of Cityplace is the modernist West Village, an urban area teemed with business and residential units.

As its name suggests, Cityplace is the convergence of modern business and culture in Dallas. It has much to offer to its residents and visitors. Here are some interesting places in the area.

Cityplace Tower

The Cityplace Tower is the tallest building outside of Downtown, Dallas. This 42-story building peaks at  560 feet (171 m) with a total office space of 1.4 million square feet. Cossutta & Associates of New York designed the building and started construction in 1984. It was meant to be the corporate headquarters of then Southland Corporation, an American chain of retail stores scattered throughout the globe. It is now widely known as 7-Eleven. In 2007, 7-Eleven moved out of the Cityplace Tower. The building costs almost reached a whopping $300 million making it the most expensive project ever built in Dallas. It is at 711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, Texas, United States.

The Mondrian

Construction started for The Mondrian in 2003 and was completed in 2005. Thomas Brink, a well-known Dallas architect, designed this 20-story hi-rise building. At ground level, the building has approximately 20,000 square feet of retail spaces. Visitors can access these shops through perimeter sidewalks. There is also convenient ground-level parking for customers. On the other hand, residents have secured access to multilevel parking. A swimming pool is also available for those who would like to take a quick dip or while their time away. The Mondrian’s complete address is 3000 Blackburn St, Dallas, TX 75204, United States.

West Village

Another notable place in the Cityplace neighborhood is the West Village District. It is bordered by Lemmon Avenue on the West, Haskell Drive on the East, Cole Avenue on the Northern side, and Central Expressway on the South. The whole district spans an area of 500,000 square feet and holds about 3,600 residential units. West Village proper alone contains 88 tenants that run businesses in retail, entertainment, and restaurants. It opened in 2001 through the collaborated effort of Phoenix Property Company, Henry S. Miller Interests, Urban Partners, and The CityPlace Company. The appeal of the West Village District is the convenience of having just to walk to get all you need.

North Dallas High School

When it comes to education, don’t count Cityplace out yet. The North Dallas High School holds one of the oldest high school buildings in Dallas. It is part of the country’s network of public secondary schools. North Dallas High School accepts grades 9-12 students mostly from racial and ethnic minorities. In sports, three varsity teams consistently get into the University Interscholastic League State Playoffs. Namely, girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer, and girls’ softball. In 2017, the school received state recognition for its success in the areas of Math and Closing Achievement Gaps. It is at 3120 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204, United States.


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