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by Sburres
02 Mar 2020 09:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Dallas Public Works: street project list

Tried this. omar narvaez is the cc member. Sent 3 emails and have not heard anything back.
by Sburres
29 Jan 2020 15:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

You can always count on Jim Schutze to add a little humor to the situation.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/tri ... t-11720035

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dal ... o-11846753
by Sburres
23 Jan 2020 11:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

casperitl wrote:Hopefully this is not a stall tactic. Citizens were promised an accelerated groundbreaking and construction of a park.


I hope you are right! I haven't seen anything yet that makes me believe that's true.
by Sburres
22 Jan 2020 08:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

I got this update in my email. I think everyone is really wanting an update and this seems like some bs. https://trinityparkconservancy.org/journal-posts/harold-simmons-park-equitable-development-toolkit/ I was considering bringing out community activist Bull Sh*t Bingo card for this one... Perhaps...
by Sburres
21 Jan 2020 08:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

I got this update in my email. I think everyone is really wanting an update and this seems like some bs.

https://trinityparkconservancy.org/jour ... t-toolkit/
by Sburres
09 Jan 2020 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 154
Views: 61668

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

City Council approves $350,000 loan for Royal Blue Grocery, nixes additional grant

https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2020/0 ... nal-grant/
by Sburres
07 Jan 2020 08:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Dallas Public Works: street project list

So there is nothing I can do? It seems ridiculous to live on a street with a bus stop and a school and no sidewalk. There has to be something I can do.
by Sburres
06 Jan 2020 14:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Dallas Public Works: street project list

I live in a low income area by Trinity Groves. We moved last year and noticed that a large part of the area does not have sidewalks. I contacted the city asking what I can do to get sidewalks. There are kids that are walking to school as well as a lot of people in the area walk to the bus stations. ...
by Sburres
06 Jan 2020 11:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

It seems as though there were ulterior motives behind the park. A lot of time and money spent on a dead end. They could still salvage the entire project with the little amount of money they have left but they will probably spend it on more land to farther fill the pockets of the Dallas elite.
by Sburres
12 Dec 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 154
Views: 61668

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I got this alert and then the story disappeared.
by Sburres
04 Nov 2019 07:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 111
Views: 48764

Re: West Dallas Developments

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/10/17/newly-announced-economic-plan-to-invest-in-3-depressed-areas-of-dallas/ $6 Mill funded to the west dallas (Hampton and Singleton). I'm excited about the change but it also seems crazy to me since a big uptown developer just bought that shopping center on Hampton a...
by Sburres
14 Oct 2019 11:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

Can't we just do some really nice tree plantings all between the two bridges and along the new trail paths that would bloom in the spring and change colors in the fall. Surely that could be done until we can come up a longer term plan or if we never do then at least it will be pretty and inviting d...
by Sburres
08 Oct 2019 13:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

He brings up some great points for re-wilding. "Instead, it is a designed landscaping compromise aimed at creating spaces within cities that will help offset climate change and promote biodiversity. At least as important as that, re-wilded urban parks will help urban-dwelling humans comprehend ...
by Sburres
18 Sep 2019 08:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

The lack of any progress in the last five years really blows my mind. I showed up at SMU a ten years ago and I feel like between 09-14 we had measurable changes (MHH Bridge, Continental bridge, overlook, Skyline Trail) but other than killing the highway there hasn’t been hardly anything in the 15-1...
by Sburres
16 Sep 2019 08:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

Read Jim Schutze article and the city as spent the entire 246 in bond funds approved by the voters in 98. The city spent $20 million on lakes. Which is crazy becuase we have no actual lakes other than the flood overflow which were free. $50m were spent of the hopeless Trinity toll road, and we all k...
by Sburres
16 Sep 2019 08:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

I've read mixed articles on this. I contacted the park who assured me that everything is on track. I don't buy it but here are what is on the website.
https://trinityparkconservancy.org/wp-c ... h-text.pdf
by Sburres
08 Aug 2019 08:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

I read that they have to show their new rendering this month. If they are unable to provide the beginning 30% that passes. If they aren't successful then they have to start from zero which will mean 5 more years and the money gets tabled.
by Sburres
31 Jul 2019 11:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

Any one have an updated timeline?
by Sburres
18 Apr 2019 09:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119967

Re: Trinity River Park

This is sad but not surprising. I agree with what Phillip Kingston said. There is such a thing as dreaming too big. We keep wasting money when we could simply make this a great park. If we even paved the length of the trail, planted trees, and added parking it would improve it tremendously. Half of ...
by Sburres
30 Dec 2018 21:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 53
Views: 23867

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Any news on if this is going to happen. I saw the plans but I still see a giant for sale sign.

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