Dallas Is Getting Some Texas Arts Money. And Spending a Little Extra on Main Street Garden.
|Main Street Garden Park's just a little more expensive today than the last time we looked at this conceptual rendering.|
Too bad the TCA can't kick in extra dough-re-mi for the Main Street Garden Park. Last August, the council approved giving Phillips/May Corporation precisely $8,019,937 for "the construction of ... food concession pavilion and outdoor dining terrace, fountain, off-leash dog run, playground, shelters, lighting, landscaping, irrigation, signage, sidewalks, trails, and public art." Which, turns out, wasn't enough: Attempting to reach its October 2009 deadline, Phillips/May has come back to the council asking for $136,305 more "for the installation of signage, modifications to the cafe/kiosk building, and additional underground electrical utilities serving the outdoor stage areas." Does anyone realize that thing's, like, one block big? As some of you asked last summer: Where, precisely, will the park go?