Pacific Plaza has been approved by the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board, and we will begin construction in 2017. Parks for Downtown Dallas will privately fund Pacific Plaza in its entirety and it will not require bond monies. Soon, those near the Harwood Street pedestrian corridor will enjoy a lovely green space instead of surface parking lots.
The plan is to transform the existing concrete into a neighborhood park in the heart of downtown. This idea has been in the queue for a decade, as the land was acquired for $9.1 million with 2006 bond funds. There’s a small, existing pocket park, Aston Park, located at the corner of N. Harwood Street and Pacific Avenue, that will be folded into the Pacific Plaza design plans.
Two public input meetings were held at the start of the design process. The feedback from those has informed SWA’s design.
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