City Council approved nearly $31 million in incentives for two Cultural District developments earlier this week. The projects by Nebraska-based Goldenrod Companies will bring 740,000 sqft and a $400 million investment to the West 7th Street area.
The Van Zandt | West 7th + Foch Streets
The mixed-use development includes 95,000 sqft of office and 10,000 sqft of retail space, in addition to 226 apartments and a 500-space garage. In order to claim all of the city’s investment, the project must be finished by the end of 2026.
One University | University Drive + Bledsoe Street
Set to open at the end of 2027, the development includes 100,000 sqft of office and 10,000 sqft of retail space, 240 apartments, an 800-space parking garage, and a 175-room hotel.
Goldenrod Companies has agreed not to lease tenant space to freestanding bars or nightclubs for the duration of the 15-year contract. This does not apply to bar service location within hotels or restaurants.
Be the Broker
Last week, we asked y’all to be the neighborhood’s broker + share your suggestions for what restaurant and retail tenants you would like to see come to the Cultural District. Here’s what you said.
Readers suggested a range of dining options from breakfast spots and bakeries to international cuisines like Chinese and Indian food. Some recommendations included:
- La La Land Kind Cafe | Dallas-based coffee shop with six DFW locations
- Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar | California-based restaurant
- Nobu | Global Michelin-star restaurant located in The Crescent in Dallas
- The Cheesecake Factory | California-based restaurant with one location in Sundance Square and six others in DFW
Reader suggestions ranged from clothing shops to home improvement stores to gardening centers, as well as: