Todd Interests and East Quarter Give $1 Million Donation to Fund Harwood Park Construction ” Dallas Innovates
Dallas developer Shawn Todd, his company Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter are making a major investment in downtown’s fourth urban park. Parks for Downtown Dallas, a nonprofit that aims to establish major downtown public parks, announced that Todd Interests and East Quarter Partners are donating $1 million to help fund the construction of Harwood Park.
A mission to bring more green space to downtown Dallas is getting a boost from developer Shawn Todd. His company, Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter have stepped up with a seven-figure gift to help fund the construction of Harwood Park.
At 5.6 acres, the redesigned Carpenter Park will top nearby Klyde Warren Park in size by about a half acre when complete. Here’s an early look at the green space, which will connect Downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas for the first time in decades.
On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council unanimously approved the construction contract for Carpenter Park, a 5.6-acre redevelopment of Carpenter Plaza near DART’s East Transfer Station that aims to connect downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas. The land has not functioned as a park since roadway reconfigurations disrupted it in 2011.
A new green space in Dallas’ urban core is expected to spark more development in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that has emerged in recent months as an office, residential, and retail hotspot. Carpenter Park is bounded by Live Oak Street and Pacific Avenue, extending up to North Cesar Chavez Boulevard.
A surface parking lot at 601 Corbin Street will soon be the only centrally-located green space in the West End Historic District. Just shy of an acre, the site is bounded by North Market Street, Corbin Street, North Record Street and what was previously the Spaghetti Warehouse building.
The newest park in the city of Dallas will undergo a virtual groundbreaking Monday, complete with a video tour. The West End Square, which is currently a parking lot surrounded by Market, North Record and Corbin streets, will be a centrally-located green space in about year.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Downtown Dallas parking lot will become a park. Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department celebrated the start of construction on Downtown’s newest park, West End Square. What is currently a surface parking lot will soon be the only centrally-located green space in the West End Historic District.
Work has begun on West End Square, the new high-tech park in downtown Dallas’ West End neighborhood. Parks for Downtown Dallas, Dallas’ Parks and Recreation Department, and community members will host a virtual groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 13 at City Hall.
As West End Square breaks ground and Pacific Plaza comes online, downtown Dallas’ concrete jungle is becoming greener and greener. Both parks are part of a development agreement between Parks for Downtown Dallas and the city to develop a greener downtown sector based on the 2013 Downtown Parks Master Plan Update.
Parks for Downtown Dallas has announced the beginning of construction on a park in the West End. Following Pacific Plaza’s opening last year, West End Square Park will be the second of four parks that Parks for Downtown Dallas builds in partnership with the City of Dallas.
A 3.7-acre swath of downtown Dallas – formerly a parking lot for as long as anyone can remember – opens to the public Monday as the city’s newest urban neighborhood park. Funded by Parks for Downtown Dallas, Pacific Plaza is the first of four new green spaces the nonprofit expects to help open in the city’s core by the end of 2022.
Of the scourges that plague downtown Dallas, the prevalence of surface parking lots may be the worst: deadening and ugly, they make pedestrian life an unpleasant grind. Count it, then, as a major victory, if not some kind of civic miracle, that the city has replaced one of these dismal spaces with a park.
The trustees of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a privately operating foundation focused on the development of four priority parks, announced today that the foundation’s president, Amy M. Meadows, has been promoted to chief executive officer, effective immediately. “The trustees are extremely grateful for the steady, effective and aspirational leadership Amy has provided over the past four years,” said chairman Robert W.
Pave paradise and put up a parking lot? No so fast, how about tearing up the parking lot and planting grass. And Trees. And playgrounds and sculpture and other cool stuff. Dallas has an amazing new green space, and it had a week-long grand opening. Check it out: Pacific Plaza, 401 N.
Willis Winters, Dallas Park and Recreation Department director, has an office cluttered in mementos from ribbon cuttings. A rubber duck, from the Dallas…
The city of Dallas is ready to unveil a downtown park that has been a decade-and-a-half in the making. On October 14, the fences come down around Pacific Plaza, a 3.7-acre slice of green tucked into the shadow of One Dallas Center, touching Pacific Avenue as well as North St.
A shiny new park is opening soon in downtown Dallas. Called Pacific Plaza , it’s the first of four new downtown parks to open via a $15 million gift from Parks for Downtown Dallas and from the 2017 Dallas Bond Program. The other three parks are West End Square, Harwood Park, and Carpenter Park.
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In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park. Nearby, another parking lot is turning into a temporary urban farm before it also becomes a park. Something similar is happening across the U.S.
Joni Mitchell, Dallas has heard you. The City Council of Dallas has decided to un-pave a 3.2-acre parking lot-in place since 1921-and put up a paradise in the form of Pacific Plaza Park. Nonprofit Parks for Downtown Dallas has been trying to swap hard top for green space in Dallas for several years.
Dallas is now set to transform one of its ubiquitous downtown surface parking lots into a public green space.The City Council approved on Wednesday…
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Downtown Dallas is one step closer to receiving a free park. The fight isn’t over yet; a competitor won’t back down. But on Thursday, the Park…
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Looking to build on the success of Klyde Warren Park, Belo Garden and Main Street Garden, the Belo Foundation announced an ambitious plan Thursday to realize a longstanding vision for downtown by creating 17 acres of new green space through the construction of four major parks.