The Downtown Dallas of the Future Looks a Whole Lot Like the Downtown Dallas of the Past
|Main and Akard, then and now, as shown in the Downtown Dallas 360 presentation last night|
Long story short: Close the tunnels; build "new high intensity, mixed-use development that could be home to major businesses and corporate headquarters" around Union Station; "aim to have at least 25 percent of future housing development affordable to 'middle income' households (currently $35K to $100K)" throughout downtown; install glass-box retail pop-ups along Main Street; creative a Parking Management Collaborative; and build "high-quality schools, parks, daycare services, public art, streetscapes, and other urban features and services utilized by families" around the Dallas Farmers Market and the Cedars. For starters. Either that, or build a time machine and send downtown Dallas back to 1953.