Could It Be ... Solar-Powered Water Taxis? Nah. Just "Significant News" About Trinity Levees.

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City Hall just sent word: Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Flag Room, Mayor Dwaine Caraway, Trinity River Corridor Project Committee Chairman Dave Neumann and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Trinity Trust Foundation and Trinity Commons Foundation will hold a press conference to announce "significant news regarding the Dallas Levee System." The release follows City Hall's being told by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today that its plans to fix the levees is likely to be approved after all, per Kevin Craig of the Corps: "We anticipate the proposal will accurately and sufficiently document the culmination of all of our efforts."

Caraway tells Unfair Park this evening that he doesn't want to discuss the details of the Corps' report to the city; matter of fact, he says, city officials are meeting tonight to review the docs before tomorrow's press conference. But the release from the city says that "exciting improvements and projects are on the horizon," and says the press conference will offer "the latest updates and developments focused on the Dallas Levee System to implement the 100-Year Levee Improvement Project."

If you need Schutze tomorrow, that's where he'll be.

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dallasmay
dallasmay

I'm a huge fan of the park, and even a fan of the Hunt/Hill bridge (not so much the toll road, but it'll never get built so, I'm not to concerned about it anymore.) But one thing I don't understand about it is how they are planning to connect the Bridge to Singleton. Any site planning map I've seen always has a label covering the connection or simply a hole in the map. I've really been interested in how that is going to work, because I can't figure it out. (Look here: http://www.trinityrivercorrido...

So, as something of a mild curiosity, I've been watching Bing and Google Maps waiting on them to update their aerial photos of the construction so that I could finally see how they are going to connect it. And now that Bing has finally updated their photos, I still don't know.

Oak Cliff Res
Oak Cliff Res

How are they ever gonna get the water to turn that blue is the real question???

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why wait until today? Dave Neumann sent out an email blast last night.

Gloria
Gloria

If Shutze has a few minutes to spare, why not come over to the Lakewood Whole Foods before tromping over to City Hall? Dallas is holding a 1960s style rally for recycling from 11 until 1.

Lakewoodhobo
Lakewoodhobo

So best-case scenario is that the Corps approves the city's plan and that the levees won't be decertified? Certainly good news, since we can then focus on how little money is left to actually spend on the Trinity River Project.

P.S. Can we get some clarification on the following Observer news from March 23rd: "Natinsky claimed the funding gap for the second Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge -- the Margaret McDermott Bridge -- has nearly been filled by private funding"

Ben
Ben

I always liked that photo of the taxis. The only three buildings one can recognize are the State Jail, the County Jail and the Decker Halfway House Jail.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Thank goodness I do live in the Cliff part of the Oak Cliff.

TrinityRiverVisionary
TrinityRiverVisionary

The cocaine and fake boob crowd cannot wait to take the solar powered taxis from the ghost bar to their new condos in West Dallas via the Bridge to Nowhere!!

busterkeaton
busterkeaton

They should incorporate the solar water taxis into DART!

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Can you shoot it to me? Dave always forgets to send such things. Thanks.

robert.wilonsky@dallasobserver.com

Ah... never mind. Just received. Thanks.

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