Monthly Archives: March 2011

Excitement about the Statler Hilton’s sale spreads in Dallas

Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway announced Wednesday afternoon that the historic Statler Hilton Hotel will be redeveloped. The news confirmed rumors circulating within the real estate community in recent weeks. The work will be a catalyst for other downtown development, Caraway … Continue reading

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DFW Gasoline Hits $3.28/Gallon on March 1

[Going to be interesting to see how this trend affects real estate development in DFW] Fort Worth-Arlington area gasoline prices just keep zooming upward. The average area price for a gallon of regular, the cheapest fuel grade, is $3.27, according to a … Continue reading

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Texas leads U.S. in corporate expansions

Texas has won the 2010 Site Selection Governor’s Cup for having the most new and expanded corporate facilities, while Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked No. 3 in new plant tallies among metro areas with more than 1 million in population. Read remainder … Continue reading

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Overcoming Opposition to Narrow Streets

Advocates for change working in the neighborhoods of our communities run into well-coordinated and powerful opposition from fire chiefs and fire safety advocates when the discussion turns to narrowing streets. There is inevitably a story accompanying their argument to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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Into Downtown’s Tunnels, A Horror Story

See the video on the Dallas tunnel system here From time to time we’ve revisited the damage done to downtown Dallas by Montreal urban planner Vincent Ponte, who proposed in the June 1968 issue of Esquire that downtown Dallas bury … Continue reading

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Dallas Eyes “Complete Streets, “Better Blocks”

Foot traffic and bicycles would get a larger part of the public space in a new way of designing Dallas streets. Big D grew very big on cars in the past 50 years, and most of the city is now … Continue reading

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Oak Cliff organizers discuss how they delivered the ‘Better Block’

Home > News > Politics > City Hall Blog Comments 1 | Recommend 0 Oak Cliff organizers discuss how they delivered the ‘Better Block’ By Steve Thompson / Reporter stevethompson@dallasnews.com | Bio   4:00 PM on Mon., Feb. 28, 2011 | Permalink … Continue reading

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Dallas sees paltry growth in latest census

Big D may need a new nickname. Despite a surging state population and double-digit growth rates in Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio, the city of Dallas grew by a paltry 1 percent in the last decade, according to the … Continue reading

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Census shows black population expanding in Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs

More than 50 years after he wrote the words, Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for America moves steadily forward in North Texas, census statistics show. His hope was “to foster and create the ‘beloved community’ in America where brotherhood is … Continue reading

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Demand for Housing Near Transit

On my way home from work the other day I caught this Marketplace program about the increased demand for housing near transit. As may seem obvious to the audience of this blog, but there’s a massive sea-change afoot in consumer … Continue reading

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