Like other public officials, Dallas City Council member Veletta Lill got the pitch in the Victory Marketing Center, a former machine shop made over to sell the prime, quite empty real estate around American Airlines Center. The show was impressive. Flickering down the granite-topped table were slides of new hotels and chic stores on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, a massive 53-story corporate headquarters and theater on New York's Central Park, fountains dancing in a bougainvillea-filled plaza in West Palm Beach, Florida, whole new city centers in the high-tech hubs of San Jose, California, and... More >>>
Signs of life: A one-block stretch between Main and Elm streets is being redeveloped into a quaint row of restaurants and shops called Stone Street Gardens. All it needs now is tenants.