Under the Houston St Viaduct. Taken by Amanda Popken

Kayaking Under the Houston St Viaduct, 2013. (Photo: Amanda Popken)

This Wednesday you’re invited to join a discussion about the Trinity.
A river that has defined our city for over a century.
Yet its place in our lives still remains little more than afterthought.

Millions of taxpayer dollars funded a very extensive plan:
To build, beautify, and manage this park — has anyone actually read it?
Years have passed applying for approvals, securing bonds, political wars, a design contest, expert opinions and decades later we have:
A few more trails, fewer trees, stunning bridges, and a death-defying rapid.

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Lake Cliff Tower Condo

If you’ve driven past this building in North Oak Cliff a hundred times and wondered what it’s like inside, then today’s Thursday Three Hundred will satisfy your curiosity. This is a rare corner unit in Lake Cliff Tower in North Oak Cliff, with sweeping downtown and Calatrava bridges views and lots of updates.

Located at 329 E. Colorado Blvd. Apt 705 on the northeast corner of East
Colorado and Zang boulevards, this condo has two bedrooms (dual master suites), two full bathrooms and a half bathroom, and 2,030 square feet, built in 1929. This is a historic building with so much character—look at that beautiful masonry!

Lake Cliff Tower was totally overhauled in 2005-2006, and is about a mile from Downtown Dallas on the Houston Street viaduct over the Trinity River. This is the gateway to North Oak Cliff. Every unit has a permanently unobstructed views of the lake or downtown, and the building sits one block from the Trinity River Corridor Project, which includes over $1.25 billion in area improvements, like new roads, hike-and-bike trails, wetlands, and lakes and new park and recreation facilities.

This unit was listed April 28 by Ged Dipprey with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $399,900. Monthly HOA dues are $913.

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Trinity Tollway Rendering NTTA

Drawing: NTTA

So, who is still carrying banners for the Trinity Tollway? Looks like the numbers are getting pretty thin, and now Dallas’ most influential architecture organization, the American Institute of Architects — Dallas has pulled their support for the road planned between the levees of the Trinity River.

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