Thank you so much for this! Thank you for other stuff, too.
I want to say I'm surprised this hadn't been proposed for Arlington, but there's certainly not as much to observe over there; cool and clear weather days would be fantastic observing from Arlington 100-500' up, but air pollution would turn these observations depressing during the warm or hot and clear days during the other two thirds of the year.
To land this mixed use Observation wheel, water garden, parking garage, "wine bar" and all the other stuff I guess the only thing Fair Park lacks is a near-billionaire developer pushing the neighborhood to new new heights. What a shame Fair Park continues to be ignored.
Paired with the train to Houston, this part of town is on tap to be Texas Tout-able!! While I tend to agree with those concerned that the double D dose of tourist trade will wreck the sketchy fringed creative tone of The Cedars and adjacent warehouse strips, I'm gone from almost convinced to mostly certain that that fragile segment of folks who most honestly embrace and resonate truly the live-work-play lifestyle: artists, musicians and performers, are naturally easing toward Fair Park. Back in the day for fun, my gang called it Deep East Grand. That's where it's going to happen for Dallas, the creative arts finally gets Dallas on the marquee. anyway
I say go for it since it'll open an iconic, signature gateway to the trinity river park. Maybe the nuclear waste billionaire foundation can tie the $50 million donation to creating a good 'bridge' from South Side/Cedars to the river.