As it turns out, the Dallas City Plan Commissioners were just as impressed with the proposed Preston Center Pavilion skybridge as we were. It’s a fantastic way to add more patio space, as well as a safe way for pedestrians to cross a busy intersection without having to dodge traffic.
Remember, we got an exclusive detailed look at the proposed skybridge and remodeled parking garage last month. Check out the renderings and read more about this project from Crow Holdings after the jump:
… The skybridge will be wide enough for people, strollers, even a few cafe tables and chairs for folks who might want to grab a quick lunch at this (as yet nameless) grocer. It’s a very interesting and attractive bridge. There will be a rampway down to the parking for carts because the skybridge will be slightly highers than the second floor parking lot level. Crow Holdings says there will be no basket corrals in the lot, and no parking spaces will be lost. Carts may be corralled on the skybridge.
This sounds like a great plan, but it still needs to get the approval of the full council. And of course, not everyone is thrilled about the proposed skybridge. However, this may be the first step toward redeveloping the southwest corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, a project that needs attention. Baby steps, but it’s progress!