September 23, 3888

Mid-Week News Roundup

Mid-Week News Roundup

As we get to the middle of the week, here are a few updates on some architecture-related stories in the area.

First off, hopefully you have seen the good news...progress is being made on the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park.  A contract has been awarded, with groundbreaking scheduled for September 14.  We here at DCFA are particularly thrilled; when completed, the park will be our front yard, connecting us directly to our neighbors in the Arts District and downtown.  The Dallas Morning News has more on the story here. 

The Landmark Commission met on Monday and discussed a new tear-down ordinance that has preservationists concerned. The Commission made several suggestions and sent it back to the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee (aka ZOAC) for further action. We'll keep our eye on this one as it makes its way to the Dallas City Council.

DowntownDallas and the AIA Dallas Communities by Design committee have announced that they have selected a winner in the competition to design a temporary facade for the Statler Hilton Hotel.  Congrats to some folks at Good, Fulton & Farrell.  The full announcement is here. No images yet...there apparently need to be a few adjustments made before implementation.  We promise to show them to you as soon as they're out.

And, finally, we can't resist linking to this blog entry from The Dallas Observer on another weighty matter that was before the Dallas Landmark Commission on Monday afternoon. 

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