tamtagon wrote:Bryan Place is a dead end neighborhood, and they're claiming the neighborhood is overrun with drunken patrons and their cars?
I wonder if this is the same collection of residents who ten-ish years ago complained that the 20 story highrise in a proposed development with apartments, grocery store a couple block SSE would block their view.
This is another example of the growing pains and evolution of urban Dallas. On one hand, you have a critical mass of people who desires urban vibrancy and walkable entertainment. On the other hand, you have a lot of people not accustomed to this at all. They're still viewing Dallas as some sort of small town, especially near the city center.
There's a mismatch going on and I think central Dallas will thrive when these suburban-minded, "bedroom community" residents in and around the urban core either adapt or move out. Central Dallas can't afford to be a quiet bedroom community. There's no use trying to negotiate with these neighborhood associations. Our best tool for change is at the ballot box.