The study area is divided by the Trinity River. The eastern section is bounded by Lamar Avenueto the east, Hatcher Street to the south, the Trinity River Levee and Great Forrest to the west, andContinental Avenue to the north. The western section is bounded by the Trinity River Levee andGreat Forrest to the east, loosely by Morrell Avenue, E 11th Street, and Cedar Creek to the south,and I-35 the west.
The northern section o LINC Dallas incorporates the southern end o Victory, the western edgeo downtown Dallas, Cedars South, and the industrial edge o Forrest Heights beore reachingthe Trinity River and Great Forrest. Connections between these areas to one another and tothe proposed Trinity Park have been challenged by major highway and rail inrastructure,undesirable uses, and a lack o predictable and consistent street ramework. Developmentwest o the railway became possible with the building o the Levees in the late 1920’s. Todayit includes light industrial, jail and courthouse acilities, bail bond oces, gas stations, liquorstores, and assorted motel and ast-ood establishments. Today, remnants o the original TrinityRiver snake their way through undeveloped land, small metal scrap yards, and other industrialuses. The western section is conveniently connected to Downtown Dallas, The Cedars, and the resto South Dallas. The Dallas Zoo sits directly west o this area which includes the 10th StreetHistoric District, Oak Cli Cemetery, the residential area known as the Bottoms, and one o the highest ranked high schools in the nation, Townview Magnate Center. The Corinth StreetDART Station anchors an under-developed intersection at 8th Street and Corinth Street whereCedar Creek winds its way rom parts o West Oak Cli and the Dallas Zoo through white rock outcroppings beore emerging at Moore Park and the edge o the Great Trinity Forrest.
Current Plans or Area
Improvements to the IH30 and IH35 bridges, “the horseshoe”, and connections to existing ree-ways are in design with portions expected to start construction in 2013. Riverront Boulevardis slated or a reduction to six lanes plus on street parking, while the stormwater drainage inra-structure below will be replaced with a large capacity system. Currently in design, Able PumpStation will be replaced with a new station capable o moving a larger amount o storm waterat a aster rate. With the completion o the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in March 2012, the adja-cent Continental Bridge will be converted to pedestrian use, programmed with activities andex space to accommodate events throughout the year. Design has begun to extend the eastlevee south rom its current terminus urther to I-45 with possible construction at an undeter-mined point in the uture. Environmental studies are underway or a high speed north-southreliever route through Dallas with local preerred alternative that places the Trinity Parkway onthe inside o the east levee. Improvements or the Cedar Crest Bridge and gateways at eitherend are also in design.Proximity to the Trinity River, its uture improvements, and direct connections to downtownmakes the western section attractive or growth and redevelopment. However, there are anumber o neighborhood agencies, community stakeholders, and local development organiza-tions that have a vision or this area rooted in the needs and history o the community. MoorePark is undergoing construction which includes a pavilion, an overlook, an amphitheater, picnicareas, trailhead into the Great Trinity Forest and a chain o new wetlands, a connection to theSanta Fe Trestle trail, and to the standing wave. Shared community vision improvements orthe Cedar Crest Bridge and gateways at either end are currently under design.
[Leveraging & Improving Neighborhood Connections]
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