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casperitl
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Re: Trinity River Park

Postby casperitl » 22 Mar 2020 12:32

So....they only raised half the money they committed to raising and also did not meet their contract deadline with the City of Dallas. How is this a good thing. In addition their director resigned.

No news of building out the actual park just the overlooks that will tie into private land development owned largely by the non-profit or members of their board.

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Re: Trinity River Park

Postby tamtagon » 22 Mar 2020 16:56

Maybe more of the old tollroad stalwarts will resign and we can get on with a wilderness park. Building overlooks that enhance adjacent properties is fine with me; graft will always be a problem but no matter what happens between the levees, river bottom adjacent private properties need to be developed guided by the pedestrian mobility into the park. The overlooks will be popular and there's little choice but design around walkers and bike riders.

I think the entire length of the river between levees should be a managed wilderness designed to clean the water, become home to the greatest biodiversity in the region, and entirely accessible by foot.

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Re: Trinity River Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Mar 2020 10:32

I assumed Brent Brown wouldn't last he is an upstanding guy who actually cares about community engagement but The Trinity Conservancy is about making sure whatever happens to the Trinity benefits developers and private landowners to the highest levels.
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Re: Trinity River Park

Postby casperitl » 12 May 2020 12:39

Interesting story from Jim Schutze on the non-profit contracted by the Local Government Corporation to build a park like amenity in the floodplain.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/mor ... y-11910221

Seems their ideas are vastly different than that of building a park. Economic development, TIFs and issuance of debt to name a few.

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Re: Trinity River Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 27 May 2020 16:41

Nice read and honestly even if you saw this play as just an innovative way to pay for the park the reality is historical context plus the secrecy of this group has to be taken into account. If they city were to create a TIF like board for a Trinity Park and a whole new slew of people would be a part of it and meetings were public I'd say sure lets try it. The reality is histrionically any group that's been in charge of the Trinity River Project has been malicious self-serving and flat out lairs at every turn. Disband the group and put the sick horse down turn it into glue and be done with it.

TIF boards are not innocent groups outside of the Trinity context and depending on who you talk to they are the devil or a cities best friend. Introducing the Trinity Park into any traditionally bureaucratic organizational developmental tool seems to act like nitro to an already illegal street race, historically speaking. What I am reading is it sounds like it will take another 10-20 years to kill off the last parts of the Trinity Project delusion.
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