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Saturday, January 04, 2014
Great Downtown Dallas Urban Article: 12 steps Dallas can take to be more urbanized
Activate vacant store fronts: Fill it with something, even if it's art
or mannequins or "free" advertising for another store. This will make
the streets more interesting and create street activity
After chatting with longtime real estate attorney Bob Voelker about his new year's resolutions for 2014, he shared his 12-step program for a more-urbanized Dallas.
"The most important asset in downtown Dallas is not contained in any building, it's not in the Arts District, along Ross Avenue, in the deck park, or along Main Street; but then it is in all those locations," said Voelker, an attorney in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr's Dallas office.
"...(it's) how the parts interact so that the total is greater than the sum of the parts."
Voelker walked the Dallas Business Journal through his 12-step program to create a more walkable and enjoyable downtown Dallas for office workers, residents and businesses.
One of those proposed projects: Developer John Kirtland's redevelopment of two skyscrapers -- the historic Tower Petroleum Building and Corrigan Tower -- which is, in part, reliant on the public-private partnership of Pacific Plaza, a 3.5 acre park adjacent to the proposed $40 million redevelopment.
Candace covers commercial and residential real estate and sports business.