City's Working on a Real Estate Deal Called "Project Wall-E." Top Secret, Exec Session Stuff.

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There's a curious item posted on the city council's Economic Development Committee's agenda for Monday morning: "Project Wall-E." And that's all it says, save for the fact it will be discussed entirely behind closed doors in executive session. The reason: "to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person."

A phone call to Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the Office of Economic Development, didn't get us much further: "I can't tell you anything," he says this morning. When pressed further, he says, "I can say there will be a very, very interesting announcement about that soon."

So, is this, you know, a big deal? "Yes."

Given the name, does this have to do with those years-old rumors about Disney doing Dallas? "The name wouldn't tell you anything."

This is fun. Let's keep playing the guessing game. "I'll give you one clue," Zavitkovsky says finally. "Focus on the E."

Let the wild speculation commence.
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YourNameHere
YourNameHere

Wall-E or WalMart Express the new concert store, possibly opening in a downtown Dallas location.

urban cowboy
urban cowboy

they finally building the ESPN entertainment complex to revitalize the West End??.....They seem to be really focusing on that area of downtown..

Bubba
Bubba

ESPN is moving its headquarter to Dallas.

Dallas_Joe_Schmo
Dallas_Joe_Schmo

Wasn't that whole sustainable building thing supposed to get some free land behind city hall off of...E-rvay?  I'm thinking they might actually be trying to build that sucker.

McDoom
McDoom

I'll predict it's eBay moving their corporate HQ to downtown Dallas

jfpo
jfpo

Wal Mart on Greenville on the old Whole Foods site. This city gets way too excited about Wal Mart.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

1) e-commerce: legalize sports wagering in Dallas2) e-ngineering: making a full size mock-up of Skylab in downtown.3) e-volution: Dallas outlawing the word.

Robert, I'll be waiting for my Sportatorium t-shirt.

engmofo
engmofo

E for ExoticThey are gonna open a City run titty-bar to help attract more convention business to the City run Hotel

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

This is now a contest: Whoever guesses/guessed correctly, or closest to, will win something. What, I'm not sure. But I'll come up with something. I have a little time, at least.

Bob
Bob

See, this is what Unfair Park is all about:  wild, unsubstantiated fantasies and snarky commentaries.  Much better than UnderBurner, where you only get snark, without a leavening dose of fantasy.

Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

They're going to build a Wall along the Entire length of the route of the Trinity river-bottom tollway. You know, in order to "mitigate" those floods.

Thelisma Partridge
Thelisma Partridge

The city will build a Wall-e inside the Lev-e to protect their beloved Toll Road-e from flooding on a regular basis.

This will also keep solar powered water taxis off the toll road.

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

The city will be putting up a pay wall similar to Belo's and anytime you want to access any city business electronically, you have to be a subscriber.  City needs the money and they gotta make it somehow. 

Stan
Stan

Probably something to do with the 500 S. Ervay building across the street from City Hall.

Edjumicated Guess
Edjumicated Guess

Lessee,

We got economic development czar leading the discussion but he is not pulling the economic development trump card to keep the meeting closed (see item 6:Deliberations regarding Economic Development negotiations) .

Instead he pulls the buy lease/appraise/land trump card out (see item 2:The Purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, .....).

See the city is in the process of making a property transaction in relation to Elm Street?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Or E for Enviroment, they are going to buy out all the land all the fatcats own around Downtown Dallas and create a freeway interchange that moves traffic much more effeciently around and through Dallas, thereby lowering emissions from cars sitting and going no where on the mixmaster clusterfuck

Gabe
Gabe

Wall-E is about a trashed planet. With the emphasis on E, I expect some sort of electronic recycling facility or program. 

Appalled
Appalled

With Atkins at the helm, it can't be good.Hold on to your wallets.

Paul
Paul

E stands for Electrolytes which Brawndo has and plants crave ...

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MattL1
MattL1

Come on, people!  The "E" obviously stands for... oh hell, I don't know.  Is it possible that the city just doesn't know how to spell?

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

Some how I get the feeling that it is yet another example of the city setting itself (and the tax payers) up for a big disappointment.   Lets face it the city has a lousy track record of doing anything right.     They probably are all a flutter about something that when it sticks its head out from under the rock (the closed door meeting) that will be just another example of the unbridled excess that is the city of Dallas.   I hope that I am wrong but I am a pessimist.  And that is the advantage of being a pessimist (as opposed to an optimist) a pessimist is often pleasantly suspired where an optimist is most always disappointed.

Ed D.
Ed D.

E for Victory?

Marks Powers
Marks Powers

How about Exxon moving its headquarters from Las Colinas to downtown Dallas with the City of Dallas providing some type of incentive.  

williamedia
williamedia

Since Wall-E was a robot who cleaned up trash on the future planet earth could it have to do with the trash dump issue we have been dealing with. Maybe a green recycler wants to set up some kind of major operations in Dallas? Just throwing that out there.

Focus on the E he says Energy, Exxon, Economy... could a company be looking at locating to Dallas and its a major energy/electricity company or something. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

E-Systems is back and the City is going to give them a sweetheart, no-bid, contract to opperate the solar powered water taxis in the Trinity River because the City is also going to sell them the right of way along the levees at pennies on the dollar value.

OrangeMike
OrangeMike

Wall-E picked up trash. Could this be about flow control and handing over no-bid contracts to the pre-selected "energy" company?

Montemalone
Montemalone

eexecutiveexecutive airportred bird airportred bird mallsouthwest center mall

James Wallace
James Wallace

The E stands for economy, which has hit the wall. Expect "Occupy Wall-E" protests to begin soon.

engmofo
engmofo

Now if we could just come up witha good name for it…

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

yes please, I give the beavs award for funniest comment to you

Lakewoodhobo
Lakewoodhobo

Wouldn't be able to take credit for it, but someone on the DFWUF guessed it was City Lights. That project was contingent upon a land sale that required future action by the city council.

TC
TC

What if it's a tie between multiple people who answered correctly?

Paul
Paul

Would it be an eclair for the prize?

cp
cp

No, only Wilonsky and his readers give a shit about that. The City Council couldn't care less about 500 S. Ervay.

williamedia
williamedia

Good info maybe it has to do with that Ferris Wheel from that British company that wanted to go at Dallas Historical Plaza along Elm Street maybe they need some land trade with the city to work with the county. Maybe the city found another more appropriate spot for the Ferris Wheel downtown.

Montemalone
Montemalone

I'm optimistic in my assumption that your assumption is correct.

RobertWankoffsky
RobertWankoffsky

No way.....have you seen the building, grounds, and location. Its perfect for a diabolical cocksucking asshole corporation!!!

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

I have heard development rumors of basically moving Luv to KRBD and selling all of the love filed land to a fatcat

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

And to think, earlier I had suggested to Schutze it had something to do with John Wall-E Price.

Nick R.
Nick R.

Also, then, expect Randy Newman to play at the protest.

engmofo
engmofo

Rawlings Rump-a-Rama

MattL1
MattL1

Cocksucking asshole?  That's racist.

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