Makeover For The Margaret McDermott "Designer" BridgeDallas, TX(2011-04-05)Dallas City Hall is cutting the budget for the second "signature" bridge over the Trinity River; spending "other people's" money; and putting the project on the fast track. KERA's BJ Austin reports.
Fort Worth Riverfront Provides Access With A Pricetag Dallas, TX(2009-11-20)Fort Worth's riverfront plan promises to create development on the Trinity that will double the size of downtown. Is that a good thing? And can Fort Worth pull it off? KERA's Shelley Kofler is here with the final part of our series, Banking on the River.
What Can We Learn From Las Colinas?Dallas, TX(2009-11-19)More than 35 years ago wealthy landowner Ben Carpenter had a vision. It included the creation of a North Texas waterfront community with canals like the ones in Venice, Italy. So what happened to that vision? KERA's Bill Zeeble continues our series, Banking on the River.
Dallas Trinity Focus: Getting People to the RiverDallas, TX(2009-11-18)Dallas is betting a two-and-a-half Billion dollar makeover of the Trinity River will turn a 20 mile stretch of floodplain into a destination. City leaders want to bring residents and tourists to the river's edge. There are some obvious challenges to building three lakes; whitewater kayaking; trails, and a toll road - all of it inside the levees. KERA's BJ Austin is here to look at what Dallas is up against in the second part of our series "Banking on the River".
Public Access Vital For Trinity Success Dallas, TX(2009-11-17)North Texas communities are spending billions to transform the Trinity River into a destination. But if you build it will people come? Today we begin a special series of reports, Banking on the River. We're looking at what it takes to create successful riverfront developments. KERA's Shelley Kofler is here to get us started.