Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Is there any plans for retail in this project? I would love for the neighborhood to have some walkable storefronts along Ross.
Hopefully they widen out the sidewalks too!
muncien wrote:I really don't understand the point of that little sliver of grass that everyone puts between the sidewalk and the street. I get that people want greenery, and I get that having a separation between pedestrians and vehicles is good, but the notoriously narrow strip of grass does nothing to really accomplish this.
The sidewalk should extend all the way to the street, and trees with grates should be placed along the street in all urban settings... particularly where the speed limit does not exceed 35mph. The vertical greenery provided by trees, as well as the physical protections they can provide are far more effective than a poorly watered, heavily trampled strip of grass.
It seems like such an easy thing to correct, yet there appears to be no effort to do so.
The_Overdog wrote:It looks nice and contrasting in the renderings.
ArtVandelay wrote:I’m starting to have my doubts about this project. Looks like work has stopped and the site looks abandoned. The historic structure that remains had huge graffiti tags and lots of broken windows.
I wonder if the can scrap their plans and tear down the building, which would be sad.
DPatel304 wrote:Personally, I'd only consider The Spire and also Smart City to be the only 'huge swaths of urban land' that may or may not be developed this cycle. Everything else would either be an area that is not all that important at the moment, or the land isn't really large enough to negatively effect the surrounding area too much. We all knew this had to happen at some point, and if things are coming to a halt soon, I think we had an amazing run.
Construction finally kicks off on old Dallas ISD campus east of downtown
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -downtown/
cowboyeagle05 wrote:^Yet sadly the street is really just a speedway between East Dallas and Downtown. I wonder when advocates will push for something more.
Matt777 wrote:Ross needs huge work. Pretty much a complete rebuilding of the entire road from the West End to East Dallas. A small road diet or streetcar line, better and wider sidewalks, new lighting and trees lining the street. It could be a major transit and pedestrian route if the city tried....
eburress wrote:There was talk of a Ross Ave streetcar which would run from Downtown up to Lowest Greenville 10-15 years ago. That plus a larger complete streets project would be amazing.
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