I hope Uptown can still attract enough people so that it is not a complete dead zone though.
As an urban neighborhood and one that continues to become denser and more walkable, it shouldn't become a complete dead zone. You don't need a party scene to have vibrant street-life, but then again, this is Dallas. Dallasites really struggle with embracing the urban lifestyle. As a resident of Uptown, it still feels like walking as a means of getting somewhere is a foreign concept to most of the residents living here. And I'm strictly talking about other fellow Uptowners. Their mindset is no different from those living in a large subdivision in Plano.
I'll sometimes read up on new developments coming to Uptown or parks replacing surface lots in Downtown. It's shocking to read so many comments complaining about losing parking spaces for greenspace (Downtown) or that a denser high rise in Uptown means we have to widen Hall Street and bulldoze Breadwinners to accommodate more traffic. And these people are local residents, not suburbanites! They simply can't get out of this car-centric, drive to everything mindset. I just don't understand why someone would live in a place like Uptown and still be so dang car-focused.