ContriveDallasite wrote:Any news on how the proposed park expansion is coming alone?
The amount of development spurred around the park has been amazing. It will be interesting to see if the expansion will have the same effect spurring development a few blocks west around where the Perot Tower was announced and also on the opposing side of the Freeway where the El Fenix land still sits blatantly under utilized.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:I can not condone spending so much money on a parking garage for Klyde Warren.
Tnexster wrote:I don't mind the structure on the bridge as long as its just restaurant space or some kind of attraction. A parking garage isn't an attraction and quite honestly aren't they building enough of those in all the towers surrounding the park? Why can't they reach a deal with some of them?
Tnexster wrote:A parking garage isn't an attraction and quite honestly aren't they building enough of those in all the towers surrounding the park? Why can't they reach a deal with some of them?
This makes the most sense. Maybe they could open up some of these garages to the public on the weekends. I'd imagine the types of people who commute and want to park in a parking garage are more likely to visit the park on a weekend anyway.
DPatel304 wrote: I'd imagine the types of people who commute and want to park in a parking garage are more likely to visit the park on a weekend anyway.
flyswatter wrote:I think these are primarily the people that are from Plano/Frisco/etc who come from areas where immediate parking is just assumed instead of the Dallas residents that walk or take DART/trolley. They don't want to look for parking or park farther away than one block. The parking garage idea is geared towards making those people happy, but I'm not sure it will make Dallas residents (the ones potentially voting on it) particularly happy.
Most definitely. The stupid thing is, is that 99% of the metroplex caters to people like this. Pretty much any other park you go to will have surface parking right next to it, so if you're someone who hates walking, then you have plenty of other places to visit. I really hate it when we talk about making the few walk-able areas we have more 'car friendly'.
gshelton91 wrote: In fact why not take the road between the DMA and the Nasher and turn that into a park? We could create more green space with the same or less money.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:... Better Block is more focused on being paid by other cities to do Better Block events all over the country than to focus on more projects in Dallas. I am not criticizing them btw just being honest that Better Block is now a significant export around the world.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:City of Dallas is still not good at these things and Better Block is more focused on being paid by other cities to do Better Block events all over the country than to focus on more projects in Dallas. I am not criticizing them btw just being honest that Better Block is now a significant export around the world.
Hopefully, that's not true as my neighborhood association is working on a two-week Better Block demonstration in Oak Cliff. They still have an interest in doing what made them famous right here.
lakewoodhobo wrote:Watching the City Council meeting today and heard that the garage plans have been modified. KWP says that the parking spaces still in the plan are city required, so they'll be asking for a waiver.
lakewoodhobo wrote:Here is a clip of Sandy Greyson asking the rep from KWP about the parking garage and the mention of a waiver:
Tucy wrote:Quite bizarre.
Tnexster wrote:Would a parking garage deliver enough revenue to fund park maintenance and future improvements? I didn't get the impression that the parking garage was very big.
As much as we'd love to see Harwood closed and reprogrammed as an expansion of KWP, the DMA will never give up access to its garage or the bus lanes that are essential for school trips and such. The only reasonable use for that excess space is to combine the sidewalk and a lane of traffic into a trail.
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