A multifaceted project that’s been called English Avenue’s largest private investment in generations continues to take shape across 19 acres on the Westside.

Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company broke ground two years ago on the $265-million first phase of Echo Street West, with the strategy being to get in early on proximity to the Westside BeltLine Connector trail next door and capitalize on waves of investment that typically follow new BeltLine segments.

An indoor-outdoor entertainment component at Echo Street West—3-acre, food-and-drink hub Westside Motor Lounge—is scheduled to open to the public sometime next month. Which made it an opportune time to put a drone in the sky and see how the new mixed-use district is coming together overall.

Scheduled to open between October and next May, Echo Street West’s first phase will see 50,000 square feet of retail space, 300,000 square feet of offices, and Vibe, a 292-unit apartment community, where 20 percent of rentals will be reserved for households earning up to 80 percent of the area’s median income. An events space and arts hub are open now. 

More space for all of those uses, plus a hotel, is in the works for future phases. All told, Echo Street West is expected to span the equivalent of eight city blocks.

Head up to the gallery for a quick aerial tour of where things stand along the BeltLine in English Avenue.

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