Let's build a road on the river, not a wall.
While the big white bridge across the Trinity River promises an economic boost for West Dallas, it's been a test of the will of La Bajada. The neighborhood, mostly composed of Latino families, has quietly existed for decades without much bother until now. After being ignored for so many years, La B ... More >>
Best I can tell using our half-baked search engine, we began writing about Jubilee Park-ers' battle with the Dallas Independent School District over a new-and-improved O.M. Roberts in April 2010, when residents told Dallas County commissioners they were terrified of losing their homes in an emine ... More >>
Via.We're still a good month away from the Sylvan Thirty development coming before the City Plan Commission, since, as we noted last month, it was pushed back to the October 6 agenda following Belmont's owner Monte Alexander's letter to the city insisting that "more time is needed to evaluate the ... More >>
Across the new Trinity bridge, a long-neglected but suddenly desirable neighborhood waits and hopes.
Gary Buckner with one of the 10 or so chairs they're making out of old pallets for next week's Living Plaza in front of Dallas City HallMy copy of William H. Whyte's 1988 book City: Rediscovering the Center arrived today, and right there, on Page 123, The Organization Man writes of his attempt to ... More >>
On the other side you will find a report William H. Whyte -- The Organization Man -- gave to the Dallas City Council on June 15, 1983. Whyte, then a fellow at the Dallas Institute who often came to town to give speeches on how to make our city "livable," wondered, quite simply, why Dallas didn't ... More >>
If you thought they'd forgotten to build this behind Dallas City Hall, you'd be wrong.It's been an awful long time since last we wrote about John Greenan and Brent Brown's plans to build that green, sustainable building of tomorrow directly behind Dallas City Hall. But a few days ago, a piece wri ... More >>
bcWorkshopClick to embiggen this proposal drawn up by bcWorkshop to add a new O.M. Roberts Elementary building without creeping into the surrounding neighborhood.Last we checked in with the Jubilee Parkers fighting the Dallas Independent School District's attempt to snatch up their homes to make roo ... More >>
Joel KotkinWe -- meaning, you -- just got the nicest invitation to Dallas City Hall on November 12. It's for a little get-together called the 21st Century City Conference, which is being staged by The Trinity Trust, The Dallas Institute and the CityDesign Studio. There's some info on the website ... More >>
UT School of Architecture/Dallas Urban LabOver on DC9 yesterday, Pete posted the latest Smile Smile video, "Truth on Tape," which is a very naked, guest-star-laden clip shot entirely at the Rachofsky House. So, then, funny thing: When Pete passed along the clip, I went to the Rachofsky House's we ... More >>
A slide from Eric Corey Freed's presentation. Also, a lesser-known Prince song.Whilst Daniel and Sam wrap up some end-o'-day items, let's direct our attention to the follow-up videos that follow, all which I found on Vimeo today. It's quite the hodgepodge.But let's begin with Jim Moroney, publish ... More >>
One of CH2M Hill's earliest conceptual renderings for the Continental Avenue bridge park, which the council didn't like. Shame.OK, let's circle around to the Continental Avenue bridge again. We must, if only because it's on the city council's agenda for Wednesday and because, on Friday, I had a l ... More >>
"Engangled Bank" is another of the finalists for Re:Vision Dallas -- one where "the sky pasture is also available for each tenant in the community to grow produce for their own consumption or resale in the market."Many Friends of Unfair Park have questions concerning Re:Vision Dallas -- which we've ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerFrom left last night, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm, architect Brent Brown and Regina Nippert of the Dallas Faith Communities CoalitionLast night's affordable housing forum at Temple Emanu-El was a lesson in getting things right by "thinking wrong," as architect Brent Brown likes ... More >>
This morning at City Hall, some three dozen urban planners, architects and city officials gathered on the fourth floor to begin discussing precisely how to turn a dollar-a-spot parking lot behind City Hall into a self-sustaining community. (That's the site above.) Meaning: How, precisely, can you tu ... More >>