DPatel304 wrote:It's a shame there wasn't more vision in this area initially. You have Legacy West, Shops at Legacy, and Granite Park all reasonably close to each other, but all feel so isolated and separate. I get that they are not all the same developers, but it is still wild to me how hard it is to walk from The Boardwalk on Granite Park to Shops at Legacy.
I also am not expecting much from this 'connection' over DNT. I also don't know if a deck park would have the same appeal as KWP, either. The roads surrounding the hypothetical park would have cars speeding down a lot faster, making it feel a bit more dangerous and less approachable. I'm not really sure enough people care to walk from one side to the other. There are enough things on either side, so I'm guessing people will just pick one side and hang out there for the night.
Sure, it wouldn't have the same KWP effect, because it isn't Dallas. However, I think it would create new momentum, and if the potential to get rid of some of the excessive parking garages lining Dallas Pkwy in Legacy West, as well as on the east side, there'd be a ton of interest. Traffic calming measures on Dallas Pkwy could be implemented. What's very interesting to me is the remaining undeveloped land. I know part of it is owned (or used to be owned) by Ryan LLC. Supposedly, they were going to build a 10-20 story (give or take a few floors) office tower. Not sure if those plans died due to COVID, but they'd been around since 2017. Whether it happens or not, it'll be interesting to see what else goes up on that land at the SW corner of 121/DNT. Pretty decent amount of space, and with frontage to both roads, plus the residential component of Windrose Tower, LVL29, and Windsor Metro West right there, I feel there could be some dining/retail...
Hope it's developed sooner than later, and not just with office. Having a mix down at that "end" of Legacy West would be nice, since it could split foot traffic depending on what theoretically goes up.