By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News
The traffic on Dallas’ busy Mockingbird Lane is both on the ground and in the air.
Jets taking off a few blocks away at Love Field and cars lined up on the busy street are a testament to the surge in activity in the district.
“This whole area is undergoing a renaissance,” said developer Jorge Ramirez, who is turning two blocks of old industrial and commercial properties into a new mixed-use development.
His 35-acre, $200 million West Love development is the biggest new project in the Love Field area.
But it’s by far not the only thing happening around Dallas’ close-in airport.
With passenger traffic up more that 50 percent at Love Field and expansions at the nearby medical centers, the area south and west of the airport is attracting new development.
Apartment builder Fairfield Properties just cleared six acres south of Love Field at Denton Drive and Inwood Road where it is building a 347-unit complex.
“We like the changes we are seeing,” said Fairfield’s Zach Johnston. “The growth in the area and the proximity to the DART station across the street made the site attractive to us.”
The Inwood Station apartment project will open next summer.
Fairfield’s project is the latest in a series of apartment developments between Love Field and Parkland Hospital that have added thousands of rental units to the area.
More apartments are coming at the West Love project.