The Cedars in Dallas Developer Jack Matthews sparked the resurgence of The Cedars, a district just south of Downtown Dallas, when he opened South Side on Lamar in 2000. The development is a circa 1913 Sears & Roebuck warehouse reimagined as lofts and artists’ studios, located two blocks from Cedars Station, which opened in 1996. “Consumers today want to live, work and play easily,” Matthews said. “That’s why I look for properties that are near public transit.” His company, Matthews Southwest, helped create The Cedars of today with projects like The Belleview apartments, NYLO Hotel, Gilley’s/South Side Ballroom, The Beat lofts, and dine-in cinema Alamo Drafthouse. A proposed high-speed rail line, connecting Houston to Dallas, promises further transformation with a station located in the neighborhood. Parkland Hospital’s new campus in Dallas Parkland Health & Hospital System designed the new 2.8 million-square-foot Parkland Hospital campus with patients’ needs in mind, including easy access to DART light rail and bus. The DART Green Line runs through the center of the flagship campus. Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station serves the new Parkland, which opened in August 2015. The old Parkland campus still houses some outpatient clinics. Parkland Shuttles 704 and 705, operated by DART, help connect the two facilities. The shuttles make it easy for patients and staff to move between the various parts of campus and to reach DART. Parkland also participates in the DART Employer Annual Pass program, offering subsidized annual passes to employees based on need. This offers employees an affordable option for getting to and from their jobs. 17

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