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DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Jun 2018 08:47

There is a thread for the East Quarter and the Masonic Temple but there is no update. http://dfwu.dallasmetropolis.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=507

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby DPatel304 » 14 Jun 2018 20:11

On Friday, June 8, DDI and the City of Dallas hosted the Marilla to Market Walk, in which over 85 participants walked Marilla Street between City Hall and the Dallas Farmers Market, denoting needed improvements in a short survey. This input will inform the #MarillaMakeover project, a temporary and tactical implementation of strategies that will enhance the pedestrian experience along the Marilla Street corridor. From September 1 to December 31, the #MarillaMakeover project will improve the functionality of the street and increase safety by installing improved crosswalks at key intersections and potted and/or planted street trees along the corridor. DDI will also host seasonal and themed events throughout the fall to further activate the vacant and/or underutilized spaces along Marilla Street.

For those unable to attend the Marilla to Market Walk – and would like to provide ideas for the Marilla Street corridor – please visit bit.ly/marillamarket.

https://www.facebook.com/DtownDallasInc ... 3711081026

The Downtown Dallas Inc. Facebook page posted this. It's not exactly Farmer's Market related, but it does talk about Marilla Street from City Hall to the Farmer's Market and improvements that could be made there. It was just a simple survey, so obviously nothing will actually change anytime soon, but I guess it's nice that they are looking for improvement areas.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby exelone31 » 15 Jun 2018 08:37

It does sound like they're at least committing to some short-term beautification enhancements (potted plants, etc). I think even that would make a positive impact. It's cool to see stuff like this done while the larger changes are churned through the gears of bureaucracy.

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Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 15 Jun 2018 09:25

It's not a street that will majorly activate until some more major development happens but having officials actually walk the street is a big deal. Most of these projects never include a walk by anyone but a lower level staff member. Having more them walk these streets provides a very important perspective of what safety is. I walk from Downtown Dallas to Oak Lawn frequently and I could recite off the top of my head the most dangerous crossings and places where the sidewalk is basically useless from damage or obstruction. I wish more similar walks were a part of a public official's duties for projects. Studies show that when they are done the pedestrian environment is infinitely improved in more than just one area.

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