Tag Archives: Downtown Dallas

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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What’s the Deal With Dallas’ 500 S. Ervay (next to City Hall)?

Two weeks ago, a City Hall employee asked if we knew what was up with 500 South Ervay, which sits in ruin right next door to City Hall and but a block away from 508 Park Avenue. It came up … Continue reading

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Better Block experiment coming to Ross Avenue

The Better Block people, along with the city of Dallas and Downtown Dallas Inc., are targeting Ross Avenue along the Arts District and Bryan Place for their next experiment in creating more livable, bike-able, walk-able cities. This next project (get … Continue reading

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Goals for the Next Dallas Mayor

GOALS FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION: basically small scale, urban initiatives — it’s all about “Place Making” that will spur larger economic developmet efforts by the private sector – -with a resulting expanded tax base. – Grow the Center City: In … Continue reading

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Supporting Mass Appeal for Mass Transit

Dallas already has the largest light rail line in the United States. Although the demand for housing at transit-oriented locations is expected to increase dramatically over the next 30 years, a wide range of pricing at transit-oriented developments, or TODs, … Continue reading

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Is Dallas’ Edifice Complex Hindering Downtown’s Growth and Livability?

A recent Texas Tribune article pointed out that over the last 10 years the city of Dallas grew by a mere 1 percent and Dallas County grew by only 6.7 percent. The four most populous other Texas counties grew by over … Continue reading

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Art on Display – Neimen Marcus Windows

Dallas is a retail town, and it is a town preoccupied with style. The confluence of these two characteristics has led to the establishment of this city as a cultural center (“where the east ends”) and a place where culture … Continue reading

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April D Mag Column – How Victory will Win

From WalkableDFW —  D Magazine has a story about hte Victory Park development sorta near downtown Dallas, sorta near uptown Dallas. How does one even describe where it is? Along the brutal trip in from the airport? I’ve been hard … Continue reading

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Wherein We Talk to the Realtor Trying to Sell Two of Downtown’s Greatest Assets

John Crawford and I just had a long talk about downtown — since, ya know, it is his thing. And later today I’ll get to some of newsier items he revealed during the course of our chitchat. But I’d originally … Continue reading

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