A Dream Deferred: This is the latest design for a grand Trinity park. It would be nice to leave the land of make-believe and actually build something.

Transportation

What Ever Happened to the Trinity River Project?

Months after fanfare around another new plan for the river, there is no political momentum behind the embattled civic project.

There’s something of a non-story in today’s Dallas Morning News about the Trinity River Project. In essence, transportation reporter Brandon Formby reports that there is nothing to report about the Trinity River Project. After Mayor Mike Rawlings unveiled yet another park mock-up earlier this year, there has been no effort to push forward. And all the usual questions about the project — is the huge road still alive? How much will it really cost? What is actually possible to build in the floodway? — remain.

So why is the Trinity River Project in stagnation mode? Well, “Fair Park,” says Rawlings. “The budget,” says Transportation Committee Chair Lee Kleinman.

Perhaps a breather is exactly what the Trinity River Project needed. Not doing anything to the river is better than rushing through with the wrong plan. 

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Comments

  • Ox-Bow

    The folks at Hotel Sterrit have the best view of that park.

  • Greg Brown

    From my contacts deep inside the Dallas Citizens Council, they have decided that they are getting enough of a boondoggle from Fair Park that the extra work of not laughing every time they try to promote the Underground Zombie Tollroad is just not worth it anymore.

  • bmslaw

    It is not a non-story–in this case, no news is good news. The longer the delay in moving forward on the toll road, the greater the chance that it will never be built (mainly because of ever-increasing costs). And if you put it off long enough, we will all be dead.

  • GRM

    Don’t drop your guard until Arlington approves the new Rangers stadium. The DMN will do everything it can to defeat pro-stadium forces (Hi, Mitchell and Dechards!). And you can be sure that the Tollway will rise from the dead if Arlington voters turn down the deal.