DALLAS - 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.
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 Dr. and Inwood Rd. where it is building a 347-unit complex.
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.
"Our first phase of apartments is 368 units," Ramirez said. "And we have ten townhouses, too. We plan to be under construction in about 90 days."
The apartments and townhouses will join two new hotels, an office building and shopping center at the site at Mockingbird and Maple Ave.
Dallas developer KDC has picked a site in West Love where it plans to build an office project. It will be the first large office building in the Love Field area in about 30 years.
KDC is already talking to potential tenants for the building, which will be adjacent to the new apartments and hotels. KDC's office building will be at least 150,000-sf.