How the Design District Was Reborn

January 5th, 2015 by Jennifer Smart

The Dallas Design District once again graces the cover of D Magazine this month thanks to a cover story by arts editor Peter Simek. In “How the Design District Was Reborn,” Simek traces the history of the neighborhood from its birth after the Trinity River flood of 1908, up until its recent purchase by Dunhill Partners.

Simek is well-versed in both the history and culture of the neighborhood, having reported on the developments there numerous times in recent years, including in a profile of PegasusAblon Principal Mike Ablon when PegasusAblon began work on our master plan for the neighborhood.

The piece chronicles the neighborhood’s rise from floodplain, to warehouse district, to the present and its status as a revitalized, and booming mixed residential and commercial neighborhood.

Read Simek’s full story here.


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