It takes a hard case to represent council District 14.
A model of the proposed Hall Arts Center was schlepped into council chambers before today's vote.A few weeks ago we noted that developer Craig Hall finally wants to build in the Arts District -- 25 years after he first came to the city with those extraordinary renderings of that spiraling tower. ... More >>
The proposed Hall Arts CenterYou remember Craig Hall, right? He's the developer who's been talking since forever about building something fancy in the Arts District -- like, say, that stalled-out tower where presently there sits a parking garage on Ross. Only, remember, he and the city got sidewa ... More >>
Craig Hall's Arts District tower, which remains nothing more than a parking garage.Wuh-oh. Hang on. Looks like you can forget that Downtown Dallas 360 plan. Why? Well, says right here: "North of Ross is the new downtown. South of Ross is a problem." At least, that's what Billinglsey Co. President ... More >>
Back when Flora was, briefly, a Complete Street back in November"In Dallas, sometimes we don't look back," says Veletta Lill, former city council member and executive director of the Dallas Arts District. "It's aiways important to be looking in one's rear-view mirror and, at the same time, keep ... More >>
Is this long-planned Arts District tower the project for which Craig Hall's looking to raise $100 mil?It's been 17 months since the city settled its legal dispute with developer Craig Hall over lease payments related to the Arts District parking garage on Ross Avenue -- and then agreed to dole ou ... More >>
From the Urban Land Institute's report on Southwest Center Mall, this proposal: "The panel recommends a new town center to be organized around a lawn and retail street (shown in red)."Dunno if you remember this, but back before Christmas the city of Dallas took out a lease on the abandoned JCPen ... More >>
As the Dallas City Council goes into executive session before breaking for lunch, a few notes. As Dave Levinthal mentions, the Dallas City Council postponed till next month votes on two downtown projects seeking tax increment financing money. One of them is 1400 Main Street (better known as Plush), ... More >>