Got this from the Arts District/Flora thread: "The city has written off the downtown library. It exists now only as a homeless campground. Have you been by it lately? They have to keep cops stationed in front of it 24/7."
Yes, I have noticed. Why is the library the main hangout, is it because of the computer resources and public restrooms? I know it's more complicated than this, but why not provide that somewhere else? I'd be curious to know the stats on who the regular library patrons are. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but apart from the homelessness, if the library just stayed clean, added some landscaping, and promoted some of their cool historical Dallas stuff, they'd be fine for the time being. Add a coffee shop, and areas to read/lounge... you basically have a better Half Price Books experience.