Dallas Midtown Park Foundation

Board of Directors

Bruce Bradford
President
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Lois Finkelman
Past District 11 City Council Member

Scott Beck
CEO
Beck Ventures

City of Dallas

Lee M. Kleinman
District 11 City Council Member
Bio

Amy W. Monier
District 11 Parks and Recreation Board
Bio

Jaynie Schultz
District 11 City Planning Commission
Bio

Louise Elam
Interim Assistant Director
Park and Recreation Department
Bio

Kevin Spath
Manager
Office of Economic Development
Bio

Willis C. Winters, FAIA, FAAPRA
Director
City of Dallas Parks Department
Bio

Advisory Board

James Bry

Dianne Curry

John Gilbert

Rachel Kramer

Robert Kent

Karen Owen

Caroline Perel

David Perel

 

The Dallas Midtown vision was initiated in 2010 by Dallas City Councilmember Linda Koop. Her vision has since been adopted by the current leadership of the City of Dallas and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. This public-private partnership encompasses 450 acres that includes the Valley View Center, Galleria Mall and its surrounding areas. Within the district vision is a bold statement to open space by creating the largest Dallas programmed park, the Dallas Midtown Park.

Today, Councilmember Koop’s vision of a vibrant city center that offers a place for people to live work and play is becoming a reality. In 2013, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce received financial support from the City of Dallas to oversee the vision phase of the project. Architectural firm OMNIPLAN was selected to create the vision plan and utilize their expertise in urban planning to consider the possibilities of a redesigned and revitalized Midtown area.

Now spearheaded by Councilman Lee Kleinman, this revitalization is made possible through the collaborative efforts of public and private entities including business and property owners, community members, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dallas. We encourage the community to speak up and get involved to help shape the future of this area into a popular urban destination, full of open green space.

In the News

Bisnow, June 23, 2017, "Goodbye Valley View, Hello Dallas Midtown" by Julia Bunch

FOX 4, June 23, 2017, "Workers break ground on Dallas Midtown development" by FOX 4 News Staff

ABC 8, June 22, 2017, "Dallas developer Scott Beck to begin Valley View Center demolition this week" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Business Journal, June 22, 2017, "Dallas developer Scott Beck to begin Valley View Center demolition this week" by Candace Carlisle

New York Times, June 20, 2017, "Deep in the Malls of Texas, a Vision of Shopping’s Future" by David Montgomery

Neighborhoods.com, May 17, 2017, "Valley View Sears Closing to Make Way for Dallas Midtown Development" by Holly Case

Dallas Business Journal, May 1, 2017, "See ya, Sears: Department store to close as Dallas Midtown begins to take shape" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Morning News, March 28, 2017, "Gone Tomorrow: Valley View, awaiting demolition, is businesses' temporary home" by Karina Ramírez

Dallas Morning News, February 21, 2017, "The notable who's who behind Dallas' Valley View redo" by Maria Halkias

Dallas Business Journal, February 16, 2017, "Demolition crews scrapping North Dallas' Macy's store at Valley View Center" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Innovates, February 10, 2017, "Midtown Vision Shapes Up as Wrecking Ball Comes for Valley View" by Kerry Curry

CBS DFW, Your browser does not support SVG February 1, 2017, "Dallas Midtown Project To Keep City Competitive With Northern Suburbs" by Jack Fink

Dallas Morning News, January 31, 2017, "Days are numbered for Dallas' Valley View mall with new project on the way" by Steve Brown

Dallas Business Journal, January 30, 2017, "Dallas' Valley View Center stands as Scott Beck's Midtown vision sits on horizon" by Candace Carlisle

CBS/KRLD, radio January 5, 2017, "CEO Spotlight" by David Johnson

Dallas Morning News, December 20, 2016, "Developers working on office, apartment, hotel projects at Valley View site in Dallas" by Steve Brown

Dallas Morning News, December 20, 2016, "Demolition set for old Sanger-Harris at Valley View" by Robert Wilonsky

Bisnow, November 30, 2016, "HOT 'HOODS: MIDTOWN" by Julia Branch

Dallas Business Journal, September 23, 2016, "Two Dallas Midtown stakeholders step up to help build centerpiece of $20B project" by Candace Carlisle

Texas Jewish Post, September 22, 2016, "‘Bold’ Midtown park step closer to reality" by James Russell

CBS/KRLD, radio September 15, 2016, "CEO Spotlight" by David Johnson

Dallas Morning News, September 13, 2016, "Rebuilding Valley View Center is really about rebuilding Dallas" by Robert Wilonsky

Dallas Business Journal, September 6, 2016, "Dallas Midtown's 20-acre focal point begins to take shape" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Morning News, July 5, 2016, "AT&T shopping Valley View mall site as potential HQ location" by Steve Brown

Dallas Business Journal, June 22, 2016, "City approves $36M TIF deal for Dallas Midtown, Southwest Center Mall transformations" by Candace Carlisle

WBAP 820AM, radio June 22, 2016, "Dallas Approves TIF Money to Demolish Valley View Center, Build Dallas Midtown" by WBAP Staff

Dallas Morning News, June 22, 2016, "It’s official, finally: By year’s end, Valley View Center will be torn down for Dallas Midtown" by Robert Wilonsky

98.7 KLUV, radio June 20, 2016, "Dallas Midtown, Valley View Mall Is Being Demolished" by Blake Powers

CBS DFW, Your browser does not support SVG June 20 2016, "Valley View Redevelopment Project Set To Begin" by Yona Gavino

NBC DFW, Your browser does not support SVG June 20 2016, "Valley View Mall One Step Closer to Wrecking Ball" by Ken Kalthoff

Dallas Morning News, June 20 2016, "Dallas Midtown, the Valley View redo, now one vote away from $36 million in TIF money, demo deadline" by Robert Wilonsky

Dallas Business Journal, June 15 2016, "How $36M of TIF funds will shape Beck's $4B Dallas Midtown vision" by Candace Carlisle

D Realestate Daily, May 31 2016, "Scott Beck: Protecting the Downside" by Scott Beck

Dallas Morning News, May 27, 2016, "Perot’s Hillwood Urban shopping Valley View mall for office development deal" by Steve Brown

Dallas Business Journal, May 27, 2016, "Ross Perot Jr.'s newest division unveils Dallas Midtown office tower development" by Candace Carlisle

FOX 4, Your browser does not support SVG May 2, 2016, "FOX 4Ward: Valley View Mall" by FOX 4 News Staff

D Real Estate Daily, April 7, 2016, "Scott Beck: Why I’m Optimistic About the Future" by Scott Beck

Dallas Business Journal, March 31, 2016, "How Texas' high-speed rail project landed ULI's next big idea award" by Candace Carlisle

NBC DFW, Your browser does not support SVG February 12, 2016, "Artists Move Into Vacant Stores at Valley View" by Caroline Connolly

Dallas Business Journal, January 28, 2016, "Construction underway on Scott Beck's $4B Dallas Midtown project" by Candace Carlisle

Bisnow, January 13, 2016, "WHERE'S $300M OF CONSTRUCTION STARTING THIS SUMMER?" by Tonie Auer

D Magazine, August 21, 2015, "How Klyde Warren Park Has Changed Dallas Real Estate" by Christine Perez

Dallas Morning News, June 10, 2015, "A million-dollar request to study bringing an automated people mover to Dallas Midtown" by Robert Wilonsky

Dallas Business Journal, April 30, 2015, "Exclusive: Scott Beck’s $3.5B Valley View redo is at the gate, ready to go" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Observer, April 7, 2014, "AT THE CENTER OF VALLEY VIEW REDEVELOPMENT, A 20-ACRE, $100 MILLION PARK" by Eric Nicholson

Dallas Morning News, April 4, 2014 “Dallas to examine creation of $400-million mall TIF district aimed at resurrecting Valley View, Southwest Center” by Robert Wilonsky