The Latest Look at What the City and the Stakeholders Want Out of Downtown Dallas
It's brief -- four pages. But it should give you some idea of what to expect from the plan the closer we get to its presentation to the council. Forthcoming: a separate summary from the first meeting of the Parking Study Steering Committee. Till then, some highlights from the May downtown sit-downs, in which we find, surprisingly, significant mention made of the proposed 11.3-acre Spire mixed-use development planned for the Arts District. As in: "Encourage appropriate urban design within the Spire development: Add a special use overlay street on Hawkins St. [And] ensure no street closures."
There are a lot of ideas jammed into those four pages. Among them: There's mention made of deck-parking I-30 "to expand on and complement Dallas Heritage Village"; putting a skate park and "a landscape of illuminated columns designed by artists" under Good-Latimer Expressway; repurposing the downtown tunnels as "bicycle parking"; "pull[ing] Main Street development east towards gateway to Deep Ellum"; bringing "new energy" to the West End Marketplace (like an ESPN Zone, maybe); and being "bold in spurring public investment to catalyze private investment!" That's their exclamation mark, not mine.