At some point, the vacant triangle of land running along the west side of Central Expressway just north of Lemmon -- the plot where the McKinney Avenue Trolley recently laid down its new turntable -- will house tall buildings, mostly offices, 30 and 40 stories high.That's the idea at least, but the ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe Green Dragon takes its inaugural spin.Back in June, the plot of land near the Cityplace DART station at Haskell and N. Central Expressway was a vacant lot with a big hole and a big plan. It would be the future site of a trolley turntable, a novelty attraction to be ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park asked this morning: "What's going on over at Cityplace? Looks like they're sinking a giant drill bit." Funny he should ask: Moments ago we got word that today's doings are related to the installation of three pieces of public art that begin at 7:30 this morning. Says the r ... More >>
At 8:50 this morning, The Real Estate Council sent to local media its Government Affairs Committee's endorsements for the upcoming Dallas City Council race. Not a whole lot of WTF there: All the incumbents got the nod save for Carolyn Davis, as the GAC went instead with Dallas school board trustee R ... More >>
Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble
Imagine a city with flowing creeks, walkable neighborhoods and greenery. No, not Seattle, dummy.
Some of these city tax subsidy deals are a whole lot sweeter than the public ever knows. In fact, they're sweeter for the developers than the even city council knows. I have a column in today's paper about the dispute over the city's giving a $3 million tax subsidy to a developer who wants to build ... More >>
Sometimes City Hall is generous to a fault
So Mayor Laura Miller was able to muster a majority on the council to rescind the city's longstanding policy on giving away federal "block grant" funds to political cronies. For as long as anybody can remember, community development block grants from Washington have been City Hall's main source of s ... More >>
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.