Visionary Developer Jack Matthews Talks South Side and his New Project, The Rivers

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dallas-based developer Jack Matthews, CEO of Matthews Southwest, is redefining the Cedars neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Dallas. Jack sat down with YouPlus last week at the Enroute event, to discuss his role in South Side, his next big project for the area, and what he envisions for the future of South Dallas.

The Rivers (or possibly River City if Jack gets his way) is a 60 acre development along the Trinity River, just south of the Dallas Convention Center. Located amidst the Downtown, South Side, and so close to nature, The Rivers will be a unique mix of retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, and will place a heavy emphasis on residential living.

To compare it to the South Side on Lamar lofts, The Rivers will have more of a focus on nature, being located directly next to the Trinity. Those who live in The Rivers will have the advantage of living in close proximity to Downtown Dallas, while still having access to nature and the beautiful Trinity River.

So what’s next for the burgeoning South Side in the next five to ten years?

“You’re living on the new side of the city… much of the new things that will be built will be built here, because we have the land for it,” said Jack.

The Rivers will perfectly compliment what Matthews Southwest has already accomplished in South Side. Matthews’ vision for the area will be as exciting to watch enfold as it will be for the City of Dallas as a whole.

Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark

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