City Says It Hasn't Turned Its Back on Southern Dallas. And Now It Has the Website to Prove It.

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And just the other day I was grousing that Dallas City Hall's yet to plant those long-promised Seeds of Change. But moments ago city spokesman Frank Librio sent word: that "coming soon" is "right now" as City Hall attempts to combat The Dallas Morning News's 10 Drops in the Bucket series with its own happy-faced variation that shows, hey, man, the city gets stuff done south of the Trinity. Or, as City Hall puts it: "We know that much of the positive work that leads to improvements in our city will never make the morning newspaper or evening newscasts." So here ya go!

Turns out the 10 Seeds of Change website is quite the to-do being run out of Librio's office: There's not just the list of 10 good-news items for the month, but also a podcast featuring Brent Brown and David Whitley of the CityDesign Studio, a list of "points of interest (everything from Fair Park to the Texas Theatre), maps breaking down Southern Dallas into 10 areas ("for purposes of understanding and visualizing the vast area that makes up southern Dallas") and lists of demolitions made during the last two fiscal years. In other words: The city really, really, really, really cares about Southern Dallas. Right, Mary Suhm?
Some may say the City and business community have turned their back on areas south of the Trinity. But the facts tell a different story and that is what this project hopes to spotlight. Has enough been done? No, but now more than ever, southern Dallas has the best opportunity to attract new business and development.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is not only a new icon for North Texas and points beyond, but it is a beacon of hope for southern Dallas. The bridge is sending a signal to many developers that points south of the city are ripe for change and prosperity.
For some reason I can't get this out of my head now.
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MikeyLikesIt
MikeyLikesIt

No neighborhood groups at all.  Neighborhood groups get in the way when the city wants your land for apartments full of hipster douchebags.  Taxable revenue now and no problems till way later after the developer's payday and the shoddy construction starts to show.  

Then the city turns its wrecking ball mentality somewhere else to "fix" their bucket and leaves a mess for the neighborhoods in its wake.Win Win Win!

Guesto
Guesto

What about South Dallas?

Guesto
Guesto

 North Dallas areas are starting to look like crap.  By focusing so much attention on South Dallas (and I don't know why) aren't we turning our backs - literally - on North Dallas?  Are there more yuppie condo developments coming to S. Dallas soon?

Replay
Replay

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Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

 719 N. Montclair

PROBLEM:A onetime tennis court had morphed into a swath of cracked asphalt and concrete on the Rosemont Elementary School campus. Eventually, a muddy mess replaced the useless hard court. UPDATE:Grass is finally growing in this corner of the playground. NEXT STEP:This little patch of earth is usable play space again. With that good news, we're crossing this off our to-do list.

That Belonged to the DISD.   Wow

Joyce Foreman
Joyce Foreman

What happened with Leppert's Southern Dallals Task Force?  NOTHING

Raymond
Raymond

Interesting....Depending on how you quantify 'South or Southern Dallas'

Maybe I have missed them but I'm looking for but do not see on the site,links to:

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League- Community ResourceOak Cliff Chamber of Commerce -Community ResourceOak Cliff People Newspaper - Community ResourceThe many neighborhood links/web site in Oak Cliff- Community ResourceKiest Park-the second largest park in the city behind White Rock-Points of InterestAudubon areas around Mountain Creek-Points of InterestDogwood Canyon-Points of InterestOak Cliff Country Club-Points of InterestAnd the pop up maps are incorrect.

Please advise, as I'm all ears.

lorlee
lorlee

If they really care or know where Southern Dallas is, they would get their maps right.  9 of the 10 areas in the link show the exact same area on the map. 

jon from TJs
jon from TJs

great use of the s. dallas development budget.  why invest in the city when you can invest in a website proving you invest in the city!

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