DPatel304 wrote:Great news! This area could definitely use some more retail.
It's strange, but the Arts District and Victory Park both have fantastic pedestrian friendly infrastructure, but neither of them have much for pedestrians to do.
Like museums, arts venues, restaurants and a park? I see things to do just not enough living space around them...at least I see that in the arts district. In VP I kind of agree.
Perhaps it's wrong to say there is not much for pedestrians to do. It's just odd that this place has nice wide sidewalks, and the roads are built with pedestrians in mind, but a place like Uptown has been much more successful at gaining foot traffic.
Every time I go to the area, it's always a nice, pleasant area to walk in, but there isn't much foot traffic. A park is certainly a good way to bring in consistent traffic, but the museums and arts venues generally just bring in people from all over DFW and they tend to only visit ever so often (I suppose similar to what the AAC does to VP). Maybe I just haven't been to the area at the right times, but whenever I go to the Arts District, the foot traffic isn't there, but, like you said, perhaps it's just the lack of residential there.