City center's future is so bright, it's gotta wear shades.
Years ago. How many? I don't know. When was the time before the time we started fighting about the Trinity River toll road? Was there such a time? I first talked to City Council member Angela Hunt about the Trinity River before the Trinity River was a brawl. So it had to be 2005. She had just been ... More >>
In his speech last week endorsing a new highway in the Trinity River flood zone, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings threw down a gauntlet. It was sort of a buried line. I guess not everybody heard it. I did. He said at one point, "I'm a regionalist," and then he said of people who oppose his view, "For tho ... More >>
Look, I know I just covered this in a column in the paper, but I can't resist coming back to the theme of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as a so-what clone of the last mayor we had around here, Tom Leppert. The target I find particularly irresistible this time is the group therapy session Rawlin ... More >>
Welcome to Seinfeld America, a fine place to take a walk that's coming soon to Dallas
This morning's Dallas City Council briefing should be more interesting than most -- thing's almost like a meeting of a book club where the topic is urban design and development, which is perhaps why the council's moving out of City Hall and across the street to the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library's ... More >>
I have seen the future, and it is Frisco
Imagine a city with flowing creeks, walkable neighborhoods and greenery. No, not Seattle, dummy.
CNN wonders: "Is America's suburban dream collapsing into a nightmare?" By which, one assumes, they mean, oh, Frisclosure? Because mentioned in the piece is downtown Dallas's revitalization, courtesy Schutze's pal and New Urbanism prophet Christopher Leinberger, who says folks no longer want to live ... More >>
Ever wonder why Dallas gets screwed on things like mass transit but the suburbs always make out? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the leadership in Dallas has a basically suburban mentality? When I came here 100 years ago, the mayors of Dallas were major suburban real estate develope ... More >>
Courtesy Scott Dorn The Signature Pointe complex, which is indeed complicated In last week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Jim Schutze described his day at the annual meeting of DowntownDallas, or, as Jim calls it, an unofficial fief of the Belo Corporation. The story talked about the unveiling o ... More >>
Angela Hunt must have had a day off -- really, three blog items today? Ladies and gents, meet your new Fingers of Fury, which'll make Schutze and Merten deeelighted. Among her subjects: a Friday luncheon during which The Brookings Institution's Christopher Leinberger pronounced Dallas "walkable" (sh ... More >>