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Sylvan | Thirty developer Brent Jackson gets a pep talk from Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The long-awaited mixed-use development on Fort Worth Avenue at Sylvan is really happening. Oak Cliff-based developer Brent Jackson has the city’s approval to build. He’s chosen an architect and a builder. And he has a $15 million building loan.

A ceremonial groundbreaking this morning for Sylvan | Thirty drew about 100 people, including politicians and community leaders. There was a live band, coffee, food, free T-shirts and John Wiley Price. Oh, and Oak Cliff’s own Chris Arnold, the emcee from Dallas Mavericks games and The Fan radio station.

Mayor Mike Rawlings commended Jackson for his vision in creating the retail/residential development in West Dallas. Groundwork is underway now, and anchor tenant Cox Farms Market is expected to open as soon as the end of this year, and residences are expected to be available next year.

Other tenants who have signed on to the development include Matador Meat & Wine, Teiichi Fish Market, Pearl Cup Coffee and Sync Yoga.