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Lake Dallas' vision is to be a proud community with unique charm, built on strong family and community values, with exciting lakeside, recreational and tourism assets supported by a diverse and profitable business base.
What's old is new again in the charming lakeside community of Lake Dallas, just north of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. A new bridge linking Lake Dallas' Swisher Road and Little Elm's Garza Lane allows motorists to get from I-35E to the Dallas North Tollway and vice versa.
The bridge has once again provided a vital transportation link between Lake Dallas and Little Elm. The ability to span the waters of Lewisville Lake along with a revitalizing downtown is bringing attention from developers, business owners and residents alike.
In the 1920's, a bridge over Lewisville Lake once provided a vital transportation link between Lake Dallas and Little Elm. That bridge was removed in the 1950's to make way for the expansion of the lake.
Much of the land leading up to the Lake Dallas side of the bridge has prime development potential for retail and commercial venture and will be just minutes from I-35E. A six-Âlane thoroughfare will handle the traffic from I-35E to the bridge.
A revitalized downtown area is in the works with a new urban zoning classification that allows the newly popular concept of commercial space on the first floor and residential lofts upstairs. While other cities are just beginning to embrace the idea, it's been going on in Lake Dallas for decades in the historic and recently renovated 1908 Woodman of the World building that now houses the community newspaper, The Lake Cities Sun, on the first floor and residential lofts above.
Several new developments are planned for the downtown area including Market Street Square, another similarly designed concept of commercial/residential spaces. Phase One will include 8,000 square feet with another 16,000 square feet to be built.
The city is encouraging and helping to develop its downtown area into a tree-lined, thriving area of historically accurate brick buildings filled with shops, restaurants, offices and living spaces.