Dallas' Ross Avenue Is Going Uptown With More New Developments

If you grew up in Dallas, Ross Avenue probably brings to mind used car lots, Mexican restaurants and mom and pop retailers.These days nothing could be further from the truth.The old commercial avenue running east from downtown is in the middle of another major makeover, with hundreds of luxury apartments, new townhouses and retail space in the works.Back in the day, the street's most colorful character was Gene Goss, the self proclaimed mayor of Ross Avenue and owner of the colorful Goss on Ross the Tradin' Hoss used car lot. He always offered to "tote the note" and was known for his big cigars and low prices for "slightly used" vehicles.For decades the used car business, auto repair shops and small industrial outfits lined Ross Avenue from downtown heading east to Greenville Avenue. One of the landmarks along Ross was the Dallas Independent School District headquarters at Washington Street. This week, demolition crews are knocking down the old school district digs, making way for another new rental community.Developer Leon Capital Group bought the old office campus and is building at 3700 Ross and is building a 365-unit apartment project in its place.  Continue reading...

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