Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CityWalk in the News

I’m going to assume today that most of you are satisfied with only a couple of stories about CityWalk each day. So you can check out the latest at Unfair Park:

At Downtown's Citywalk @ Akard, Finally, There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays

By Robert Wilonsky in News You Can Actually Use, Actually

On Wednesday, the city of Dallas gave John Greenan the good news: The executive director of the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation was told that, yes, finally, he could begin moving people into 511 N. Akard Street, otherwise known as Citywalk @ Akard. More than four and a half years after Central Dallas Ministries first toured the vacant 15-floor office tower downtown with the expectation of turning much of it into affordable housing, the city gave Greenan a green temporary certificate of occupancy and told him he was free to fill the first five floors.

And so, tomorrow he and his staff will move in three new downtown residents -- one of whom, Joyce Bennett, has been sleeping on a relative's couch and has no possessions save for her clothes.

The rest of the article is here: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2009/12/at_downtowns_citywalk_akard_fi.php.
Then check out today’s Dallas Morning News. I’m told there will be a story in the DMN this morning: http://www.dallasnews.com/.

Finally, if you are really eager for some more news, then watch Channel 4 and 11 in Dallas. Both are likely to have stories over the next couple of days.

As a last resort, you can always just wait until tomorrow. We’ll be here with more information.

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