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Proposal Would Add Another Deck to Dallas' Klyde Warren Park
Robert Wilonsky reports on a new proposal for Klyde Warren Park—the beloved park in Dallas that caps the Woodall Rodgers Freeway.
According to Wilonsky, Jody Grant, the chair of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park Foundation, this week announced a development proposal for Klyde Warren "[that] includes a new deck topped by a parking garage covered with a bar and restaurant, elevated walkways stretching east toward the Arts District and west toward the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a cantilevered deck hanging over the freeway and the long-promised fountain along Pearl Street, among other significant additions and alterations."
Wilonsky reacts with the most chagrin to the parking garage portion of that proposal, and produces this review of the "Sky Deck" connecting to the Perot Museum: "the PowerPoint posted to the Park Board's website looks almost like someone tried to cram New York City's 1.5-mile-long High Line into a narrow, overstuffed concrete-and-glass canyon still filling up with more office and residential towers."
The article also includes details about the political context the project will have to navigate—both among local politicians and other local stakeholders—before it can be fully approved.