On Monday, Central Dallas Community Development Corporation exec director John Greenan told Unfair Park that there were several entries among the 96 sent in to the Re:Vision Dallas competition worth building, even those that didn't finish among the top six. Today, we get a very detailed look at one of those almost-maybes: Chicago-based Stawn.Sierralta's Eco-Valley, described on the firm's Flickr page as "a Zero-Carbon city block that produces all of its own energy through renewable solar and wind harvesting." The building would feature 500 units and serve as "an urban farm."
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And, yes, I'm gonna run every single entry I track down, because, for whatever reason, I'm particularly taken with the imaginative, thoughtful, cockeyed possibilities outsiders see for a craptaculous parking lot in downtown Dallas.