Place yourself back in uptown Dallas in 2008, and you might have trouble recognizing the place it's become five years later. The retail, residential, hotel and museum construction have transformed the area just north of the Woodall Rodgers Freeway into a vibrant, urban neighborhood.
But it's been more than seven years since any new multi-tenant space was opened on the south side of the Woodall Rodgers. That may change in 2013.
Craig Hall, best known by the many apartment complexes he's built since the 1980s, has filed a permit application for a 16-story office tower across Flora Street from the Meyerson Symphony Center. It would be paired with a 29-story residential complex on the same piece of prime real estate.
Could it be that a downtown renaissance might be sparked by the Craig Hall development? It could be that, five years from now, you'll have a hard time recognizing that place.