Previously scheduled plans precluded our attending Neil and Kenny Goldberg's late-called all-star wingding Sunday afternoon, during the so-called "Lamar-B-Q" held in front of the Goldbergs' Gold Metal Recyclers. Nevertheless, we did receive the details, including the 3-D drive-n-fly-through animated tour -- combining my two of my favorite things, film-making and conceptual renderings -- that follows. Also, these photos. And, these remarks: "We want to work together with our neighbors and the city to create a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use neighborhood with amenities for everyone to enjoy," says Kenny. But, come to think of it, details ain't exactly detailed -- no time line's proffered, and no specific dollar figure's promised.
Nevertheless, council members are real excited about the promise of the debut of "conceptual plans ... to renovate a seven-block area along South Lamar Street" between Pine and Hatcher Streets, involving Gold Metal's extreme "park-like" makeover and an accompanying "organic, mixed-use, walkable development along South Lamar, complete with street amenities such as park benches, pedestrian lighting, generous sidewalks, bike racks and bus stops, along with street-level shops, art galleries and restaurants." And: "New residential concepts while maintaining the integrity of a single-family neighborhood." And, natch, the South Lamar Diner.
The council -- which is to say Mayor Tom, Dwaine Caraway, Carolyn Davis, Tennell Atkins and Ron Natinsky -- is happy; their comments follow. A highlight from Davis: "As we move toward a green economy, Gold Metal plays a critical role in the recycling efforts in the Dallas Metroplex." Neil and Kenny, recall, were the Goldbergs Who Saved
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