Category Archives: Downtown Dallas

Dallas’ tallest tower, Bank of America Plaza, is up for sale

Dallas’ tallest skyscraper is up for grabs. The 72-story Bank of America Plaza is being shopped to potential buyers by its Chicago-based owner. Metropolis Investment Holdings has owned the green-light trimmed downtown office tower since 1998, when it paid more … Continue reading

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UNT Law School in Dowtown Dallas May get $5M start

The University of North Texas downtown Dallas law school could get up to $5 million from the state of Texas, following a budget recommendation from the Senate Finance committee. That money could help start a $20 million construction project on … Continue reading

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Arts South Coming Into Focus in Dallas

An area of mostly vacant land on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas is the location for an entire neighborhood soon to move off the drawing board. The Downtown 360 plan approved by the City Council on Wednesday calls the … Continue reading

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An Update on Activity in Downtown Dallas

From John Crawford, President of Downtown Dallas, Inc. During the first quarter of 2011, we’ve announced decisions by both the Thompson Coe law firm and CB Richard Ellis to remain—and grow—in the downtown area. Redevelopment projects at 411 North Ervay … Continue reading

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Why Will Downtown Dallas’ Newest Park Shun the Public?

Article by Patrick Kennedy in DMagazine Sometime next year, Belo Garden will open to the public. Situated on Griffin between Main and Commerce streets, the $13 million, 1.5-acre park will feature perennials, shaded groves, and an interactive fountain in a … Continue reading

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Amazing Views of Downtown & Uptown

Videos well worth watching at Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

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Taco Borracho on Pacific

Watch DART go by while you’re eating a great brisket taco at New York City style narrow restaurant with window opening to the street (for late night partiers needing a taco fix) — what could be better. Read Dallas Observer’s … Continue reading

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Adding (food truck) life to Downtown

NOTE: This is kind of like the Better Block initiative — cheap, fast, on-the-fly urbanism. The downtown, Uptown and Victory Park areas in the city’s core deserve an infusion of lively activities for residents and visitors. Veletta Forsythe Lill answered … Continue reading

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What’s Good & Bad about the Deck Park & Main Street Park

Patrick Kennedy discusses the good and bad of these two parks at his blog CarFreeinBigD

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Dallas’ Better Blocks Project – Expanded Story

In 2010, residents of n Oak Cliff in Dallas created the first complete street in the entire city. In one day and with only $1,000USD, volunteers and local organizers provided new invitations for public life, allowing people to experience first-hand … Continue reading

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