Victory Park, Dallas

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Victory Park
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
Area Oak Lawn
Area
  Total 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
  Land0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
423 ft (129 m)
ZIP code
75201, 75202
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
Website http://www.victorypark.com/

Victory Park is a master planned development northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) and north of Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway). It is along Interstate 35E, part of the Stemmons Corridor and Uptown. Victory Park brings culture and commerce together in one contemporary neighborhood. It features a unique collections of restaurants, shops, and entertainment in one immersive area. Located in downtown Dallas, yet a world apart, the new Victory Park district offers an environment of endless possibilities. This is a place where Dallas natives, tourists, and business professionals show their self-expression.

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Victory Park is home to over 2,000 residences, 620,000 square feet of office space, the W Dallas-Victory Hotel, and street-front retailers and restaurants. Residents and tenants are within walking distance of the Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile walking, jogging and bike path, the DART commuter rail and the Trinity Rail Express, connecting Victory Park to other parts of Dallas, Fort Worth, and beginning in 2014, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Victory Park’s future is bright. UST XVI Victory Park, a real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein & Associates USA, Ltd., became a partner in Victory Park in 2005 and the largest owner of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. In 2012, UST partnered with Trademark Property Company to rebrand and develop a new vision for the retail district in Victory Park. Plans for Victory Park’s next phase are underway and include increasing retail space, revamping Victory Park Lane, and changing storefronts, signage and landscaping. Victory Park also hopes to extend the southern terminus of the Katy Trail to the centrally-located park area within the district.


History

Victory Park was developed by Ross Perot, Jr., son of billionaire tycoon Ross Perot, who was a majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team. Perot envisioned Victory Park as an "urban lifestyle destination." Anchored by the American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks, the entire development was planned at a very detailed level by its developers. [1]

The development has been criticized as being a "collection of imposing hyper-modern monumental structures, high-end chain stores, enormous video screens, expensive restaurants, a sports arena and tons of parking, completely isolated from the rest of the city by a pair of freeways . . . like the schizophrenic dream of some power-hungry capitalist technocrat." [1] However, other journalists have countered this criticism of New Urbanist principles, citing that developments like Victory Park build on a classic, centuries old formula and "are not a quick fix but the slow weaving together of smart, sometimes big, often small, urban solutions" to create viable and enduring community destinations. [2]

Tenants

Current Tenants

Maverick Excitement (2006) by R. Vojir featuring the American Airlines Center and W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences Maverick Excitement (Dallas) Vojir.jpg
Maverick Excitement (2006) by R. Vojir featuring the American Airlines Center and W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences

The American Airlines Center : Home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, was the first tenant located in Victory Park. The facility opened in July 2001. The American Airlines Center continuously sets the standard for sports and entertainment in Dallas-Fort Worth. Home of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and NHL’s Dallas Stars, the arena hosts hundreds of other events annually.

W Dallas-Victory : Stay at the W Dallas-Victory, located in Victory Park, it is the perfect place to keep track of all the action. Discover what Victory Park and the surrounding areas have to offer.

One Victory Park: An urban community in the heart of Dallas surrounded by the Design District, the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park and the gorgeous Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. There are different shops in Victory Park, including Biagio, It's Sugar, Read Between the Lines, Simply Elegant Dallas, The Hangar and V.O.D Boutique. Victory Park also offers a variety of restaurants such as: Billy Can Can, Brewed + Pressed, Buda juice, Burgundy Swine, BuzzBrews, Cafe Victoria, Cook Hall, Dibs on Victory, feed me pronto, freshii, Hatchways, Hero, IMOTO, Jimmy John's, Jinya Ramen Bar, Medina Oven & Bar, Mesero, Mio Nonno, Popbar, Shooters Dallas, Sift + Pour, and the W living room (Located inside the W Hotel).

Victory Park offers many fun entertainment options for people of all ages, some of these include: American Airlines Center, Cinepolis, Sweet Tooth Hotel, House of Blues, Perot Museum, and Escapology. If these aren't your speed Victory Park also offers different services for residents or visitors of the area. Services like, bliss spa (located inside the W Hotel), Classic Pilates, Dog City, J's Tailor and Cleaners, Joanna Czech, Lost Hairdressers, and Orange Theory Fitness.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science : Thom Mayne-designed museum dedicated to science, nature and the environment. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park is a hands-on destination for discovery, where visitors of all ages can explore everything from rare dinosaur finds to awe-inspiring technologies.

The American Airlines Center, with Victory Plaza designed by Athena Tacha Victory Plaza 1.jpg
The American Airlines Center, with Victory Plaza designed by Athena Tacha

Transportation

Commuter rail

Light rail

The view of downtown Dallas and Oak Lawn from the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences in Victory Park Dallas, Texas Skyline 2006.jpg
The view of downtown Dallas and Oak Lawn from the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences in Victory Park

Education

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North Dallas High School
First Baptist Academy Downtown Campus First Baptist Academy Dallas Downtown Campus.jpg
First Baptist Academy Downtown Campus

The district is zoned to schools in the Dallas Independent School District.

Residents of the neighborhood are zoned to Hope Medrano Elementary School, Thomas J. Rusk Middle School and North Dallas High School. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Will Doig, Urban entertainment districts: Blocks where no one has fun, Salon.com, May 19, 2012, accessed May 19, 2012.
  2. Nancy Egan, , Urban Land, July 18, 2011, accessed May 27, 2014.
  3. Dallas ISD - 2006 School Feeder Patterns Archived 2007-04-09 at the Wayback Machine - North Dallas High School Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine . (Maps: ES: Medrano Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine ; MS: Rusk Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine ; HS: North Dallas Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine .) Retrieved 1 January 2007.

Coordinates: 32°47′16″N96°48′39″W / 32.787798°N 96.810708°W / 32.787798; -96.810708