Dallas Wants to Turn These Downtown Parking Lots into Urban Parkland (Photos/Renderings)
Yesterday, the city of Dallas presented its new vision for downtown Dallas parks. As the Morning News pointed out, the plan calls for the amount of green space in and around the Central Business District to roughly double over the next several years.
That includes four "priority parks" -- Pacific Plaza, West End Plaza, Carpenter Plaza and Harwood Park -- as well as a handful of others. You can browse through the plan here.
There are a lot of pieces that would have to fall into place for the plan to become a reality. Money, for one, and some landowners willing to sell their land to the city. But those are details for another day. For now, starting with Pacific Plaza above, take a Google Maps tour of the properties the city hopes to transform into downtown parkland.
West End Plaza:
Bow Tie Park:
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