Bishop Arts Development Getting Closer in Oak Cliff

Developers are moving closer to starting a major mixed-use project in Oak Cliff's popular Bishop Arts District.Dallas-based Exxir Capital has been working on its multi-block development for several years at Bishop Avenue and Melba Street.The project is planned to include apartments, retail and restaurant space and commercial development on several blocks.Exxir recently received building permits valued at more than $40 million for the first phase which includes 246 apartments, according to data from online permit tracking firm"We are getting closer," said Exxir's Michael Nazerian. "We are looking at construction on a 50,000-square-foot first retail piece and the apartment piece."The new buildings would be constructed between Davis Street and Jefferson Boulevard, just south of the historic Bishop Arts retail district.Exxir's project is one of three major developments in the pipeline in that area.Developer Alamo Manhattan is building 220 apartments and 25,000 square feet of shops in two buildings on both sides of Davis at Zang Boulevard.Across the street on Zang Crescent Communities is building a project with more than 300 apartments and retail space.Grocer Central Market has confirmed it plans a new store in that same area.  Continue reading...

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