"[Arlington] Planning and Zoning commissioners unanimously approved zoning that would allow a 75-acre upscale shopping, dining and entertainment development east of Matlock Road and north of Interstate 20," the Star-Telegram reports. "The heart of the development, Arlington Highlands, would include storefront shops along a landscaped pedestrian-friendly mall, anchored by a movie theater."
We've got shops, a movie theater and a mall in the Golden Triangle, but it's all pedestrian-hostile. Ever try to walk to the movie theater from either the Natick Mall or Shoppers World? And, sadly, the Natick Mall expansion is likely to make much of the complex even more unattractive for walkers, with some storeowners complaining that the development will be dangerous for pedestrians to go from the old to proposed new mall areas. Sigh.