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The city's pitch: "What's old is new again in the charming lakeside community of Lake Dallas, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A new bridge linking Lake Dallas’ Swisher Road and Little Elm’s Garza Lane allows motorists to get from I-35E to the Dallas North Tollway and vice versa. The bridge has once again provided a vital transportation link between Lake Dallas and Little Elm. The ability to span the waters of Lewisville Lake along with a revitalizing downtown is bringing attention from developers, business owners and residents alike. Downtown's urban zoning classification allows the newly popular concept of commercial space on the first floor and residential lofts upstairs. While other cities are just beginning to embrace the idea, it's been going on in Lake Dallas for decades in the historic and recently renovated 1908 Woodman of the World building that now houses the community newspaper, The Lake Cities Sun, on the first floor and residential lofts above. The city is encouraging and helping to develop its downtown area into a tree-lined, thriving area of historically accurate brick buildings filled with shops, restaurants, offices and living spaces."