Demolition of Valley View Center Mall Has Begun

Demolition has begun, and the new project is well under way

If you have noticed the decline of Valley View Center Mall, located at 13331 Preston Road in Dallas, in recent years, then you will be excited to know that an urban living and retail center will soon replace it. At a groundbreaking ceremony on June 23, many speakers came together to talk about the plans for the new Dallas Midtown that will be taking over the space, and the demolition officially began!

Scott Beck, CEO of Beck Ventures; Linda Koop, Texas State Representative; Tennell Atkins, District 8 City Council Representative; Ken Malcolmson, President and CEO of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce; and Jaynie Schultz, Dallas Midtown Park Foundation Advisory Member and District 11 CPC Commissioner spoke at the event.

“Since our firm first announced the acquisition of Valley View Mall, the interest in this project has been unprecedented,” said Scott Beck, in a quote on the project’s website. “We are attracting national and international attention. We are honored to be stewards of a crucial transformational project of this scale. The city of Dallas and our elected officials have always been fantastic partners in helping this vision become a reality.”

Local Dallas-based developer company, Beck Ventures, is behind the $4 billion Dallas Midtown project that will take place on the 430-acre site. The company is working closely with the City of Dallas, neighborhood stakeholders and internationally respected architects to create office space, restaurants, retail stores, upscale living, theatre, bowling, entertainment venues, five-star hotel with condos, and a biking and hiking trail. Other unique features include a seven-story glass enclosed market, a trolley system to connect Dallas Midtown to the Galleria, and interactive water features throughout.

“This development will create a city within a city,” said Linda Koop, Texas State Representative in a quote on the project’s website. “With restaurants, shopping, housing and office space, Dallas Midtown will completely redefine this part of Dallas.”

More information, details and photos of the new Dallas Midtown project can be found on their website.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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