Re:Vision Dallas is the latest public effort to revitalize a portion of Dallas’ central business district – in this case, a square block just south of Dallas City Hall that is currently occupied by a parking lot. Although the project has had community input, however, it’s actually a competition put on by a San Francisco-based organization.
That group, the Urban Re:Vision initiative, is putting on a series of similar competitions elsewhere that promote innovation, adaptive reuse and sustainability. Their overarching description:
“Re:Vision is a diverse group of people focused on changing the urban landscape by re-imagining all the components that make up a city block. From energy to transportation to commerce to community, we believe that by finding innovative, healthy and sustainable ideas to help revitalize one urban block, we can create a blueprint for better cities everywhere.”
Public releases about the competition say the designs ultimately chosen for the Dallas project will ultimately be given life via the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation.
After the jump, check out a “photodocumentary” video the group put together featuring dozens of local residents.