What do you want, Oak Cliff? Target, JC Penney, Kroger, Whole Foods, Spec’s? There are holes in our neighborhood’s retail options, and a developer with plans at Interstate 30 and Westmoreland could fill them.
Stratford Land is planning a massive development called The Canyon in Oak Cliff, and they’re breaking ground at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, when some retail tenants will be announced. The 200-acre project could have as much as 7,500 residential units, 1,000 hotel rooms, 1.2 million square feet of office space and 800,000 square feet of retail. To put that in perspective, a typical Walmart Supercenter store comprises about 182,000 square feet.
Already under construction there is a 130-unit senior housing development.
City Council voted in 2011 to reimburse Stratford Land as much as $129 million to build roads, sewer and other infrastructure in the development, which is to include a hike-and-bike trail and “a water feature that meanders throughout 35 acres of native landscaped open space,” according to The Canyon website.
The developer also plans to relocate the eastbound I-30 exit ramp at Westmoreland to create a three-lane frontage road for access to The Canyon.