Yes, It'll Cost $150 Million to Fix the Levees. But How Much to Turn Riverfront Boulevard Into a "Complete Street"?
|Click to expand: No doubt these are older renderings included with next week's briefing -- note the dead minor-league ballpark and the use of "Industrial"|
So, then. Instead, on this flood-watch Saturday, I'll direct your attention instead to a different Trinity River Corridor Project Committee briefing -- only because you might want to mark down in your datebook: May 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. That's when Dallas County and city officials will descend upon the L1-FN Auditorium in Dallas City Hall to debut plans for
The intention, according to the briefing, is to turn Riverfront, from Continental Avenue to Cadiz Street, into a so-called "complete street." Which is to say, as Riverfront Boulevard becomes, according to the briefing, "the primary frontage road for the Trinity Lakes area of the Park," there will be a "new emphasis on mobility options such as transit, bicycles, pedestrians and sustainability." The briefing then goes on to describe "landscape zones" bracketed by five-foot-wide "cycle tracks" and six-foot-wide "pedestrian sidewalks."
I could repeat the briefing, but I'd suggest you read it instead -- much prettier pictures. Construction's scheduled to begin November 2011 and wrap up two years later, during which time I will be building in the garage my own solar-powered water taxi. Total cost: $54 million. Amount currently available: $40 million. Oh, Jim?