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Heatwave of New Construction for Urban Commons This Summer

Heatwave of New Construction for Urban Commons This Summer

 

After construction delays due to the pandemic, we are excited to announce that the first structures of our North Dallas development are now well underway! 

While our architect and design partners are still finalizing the 30-plus unique home designs for Urban Commons, we have begun construction on the community structures, including our mail center, garages,...

Urban Commons Founder Diane Cheatham Receives Sustainability Award

Congratulations to our fearless leader, Diane Cheatham, on receiving the AIA Dallas 2020 Sustainability Commendation for her work as one of Dallas’ champions of architecture and environmental preservation efforts. As a leader of design and development in north Texas, her commitment to sustainable development planning and innovation make her an obvious choice for this prestigious award.

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Urban Commons Partner DSGN Wins Prestigious AIA Award

Congratulations to our Urban Commons planning and design team at DSGN Associates for being named Architecture Firm of 2020 by the Texas Society of Architects. We couldn’t be more proud. Led by Robert (Bob) Meckfessel, a longtime friend and collaborator to Urban Commons developer Diane Cheatham, DSGN has been recognized for their innovation and excellence in urban design, architecture, sustainability and preservation for decades. Their work...

Update Spring 2020: Urban Commons Site Breaks Ground

The long awaited construction of the Urban Commons development is now well underway, and we are excited to showcase the progress our team of developers and community planners have made over the last several months! After receiving approval from Dallas Plan Commission, aerial images taken at the site location in North Dallas show a bright future of sustainable development and modern design. Check out the pictures and video below to get a...

Minimal, modern homes in harmony with our environment

The Dallas Plan Commission last week approved a remarkably unique plan for a new northern Lake Highlands neighborhood.

The development — brought to us by Diane Cheatham, the woman responsible for nationally renowned Urban Reserve — could prove transformative for the area, with its “low maintenance, low velocity, low impact, low stress, low pressure, low fumes, high design” living for a relatively affordable...

New Northeast Dallas Neighborhood

And so it begins. Already people are embracing the affordable architect-designed homes with houses facing one of 10 pocket parks. It’s the dream of developer Diane Cheatham: to bring the essence of Urban Reserve to people who desire low investment property.

Read the article written by Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor for the Dallas Morning News here, or below.

A new northeast Dallas home development will be aimed...

Dallas’ first residential Woonerf neighborhood comes to northern Lake Highlands

“Neighbors will live their values and connect with what they love: modern architecture, living green with access to the outdoors and to urban amenities. Urban Commons, Cheatham says, will provide sustainable development and modern design at significantly lower price points than at Urban Reserve.”

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It’ll be here soon.

Read the latest article written by Christina Hughes Babb for...