Woohoo! I got the TRP Issue of D. I'm looking through it, and here are some things that stood out:
Cedars West - (p.42-43) - Maybe just west of the intersection of the Corinth Street Viaduct and Industrial Blvd? It's roughly a circle, with mixed use development SURROUNDED BY A WATERFRONT.. with a treelined blvd running N-S, and Corinth(?) running E-W. The tallest residential towers are placed on the NW corner of the island (the two roads bisect it), for views of the river. I assume this will be Dallas' first island?
Coming very soon - Oak Cliff Riverfront Development. - (p.43) - (Speaking about developer Ron Howell): "this spring (2005), his Practi-Source Development company expects to complete river-front land acquisition of the area near the foot of the I-30 bridge on the Oak Cliff side. They'll break ground in the fall and finish construction on several buildings, built to replicate the historic Oak Cliff styles, in fall 2006. His Phase I plans about 10 restaurants, more than 220,000 square feet of retail and about 186,000 square feet of office space and 308 lofts. The project cost is approximately $141 million. "The political climate to develop Oak Cliff is right," Howell says. "The public attitude is right. And the investment and lender community is uncharacteristically eager like never before."
Woodall Rogers Extension Bridge - Earlier articles had suggested the work would start this year (2005) and D reports that construction will finish in 2008. It will connect with Singleton.
The Two Lakes - I found two interesting things.. One, the lakes will be filled with "treated effluent." While that sounds gross, it apparantely is actually cleaner than the rest of the Trinity, and is safe for recreational purposes.. the water is supposedly crystal clear. Also, the two lakes will have waterfalls connecting them, and the larger lake, "Urban Lake," will be right next to Reunion Arena with tons of landscaping and a promenade connecting the lake w/ downtown.
The Tollway - Well, here's what sold me. Can you imagine the traffic hell that would exist if there was no other reliever route whenever I-35E and I-30 were being reconstructed? That's one of roles this tollway will play - a very much needed detour around construction, and when construction (on Proj. Pegasus) is finished, a much needed reliever for I-35E and I-30, which will likely fill capacity within two and a half weeks of completion.
Houston - a lovely picture of houston is on the topright on pg.82. Apparantly, advertisers got confused.