Turtle Creek's About to Get a Master Plan
According to the TCA, the purpose of the master plan is to integrate ongoing improvement projects in the area -- including those involving the Katy Trail, Reverchon Park and William B. Dean Park, upon which the Dallas Theater Center's Kalita Humphreys Theater sits -- into "a framework to interlock the many plans into a holistic system of 'whole.'" The TCA spells out the master plan's five key categories:
1. Waterway and floodplain improvements to restore the ecological balance.The TCA figures it'll take, oh, 25 years to implement the plan, which would be paid for via "private fund raising and public grants."
2. Urban design improvements to roadways; pathways; bridges; nodes and special places; urban furniture; and lighting.
3. Landscape and vegetation improvements to reverse decay and establish biodiversity within the Turtle Creek Corridor through a variety of measures such as a reforestation and tree maintenance plan.
4. Maintain and upgrade multi-functional open green spaces with the parks.
5. Connecting transit options such as the trolley system to the Turtle Creek Corridor.