Mayor Mike Rawlings Calls Dallas Wave a Mistake
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Robert Wilonsky - Dallas Morning News

Even Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has called the Dallas Wave a “mistake,” echoing earlier comments from City Manager A.C. Gonzalez. Rawlings said he would vote for its removal unless repair costs came in at considerably less expense.

City officials have insisted for weeks that they don’t know what any option will cost. But Willis Winters, Park and Recreation director, said it could run as much as $3 million — or more — to remove the Dallas Wave, and that it could be less expensive to repair than to remove the feature.

The RFQ suggests it could — or should — cost half that much in a previously unmentioned estimate.

“The estimate for the partial or complete removal of the existing structures or bypass channel modifications is approximately $1,500,000 to $3,000,000,” says the document, “but it is the objective of the City of Dallas to meet the requirements of the project in the most cost-effective manner.”

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Adamson in the Running for New Magnet School
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Robert Wilonsky - Dallas Morning News

School board president Eric Cowan agrees: Downtown’s an option. But only an option.

So, too, he said, is the old Adamson High School campus on Ninth Street and Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff, which closed four years ago when students were moved into the $48 million replacement across the street. DISD had once hoped to raze the century-old campus.

But the school board recently set aside $10 million in the 2015 bond program for a transformation school, which would operate like a magnet but without the academic entry requirements. And Cowan, pointing to North Oak Cliff redevelopment, has long eyed Adamson as a potential site for one of those campuses.

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March Board of Directors Speaker
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Our March speaker at our regular Board of Director's meeting will be Rick Loessberg with the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program.  

Dallas County currently has contains twenty-one preserves and 3,366 acres located throughout the County and over 100 miles of hard surface trails.  Find more information about the Trail Program here and the Preserve Program here.

Our meeting will be March 14th at La Calle Doce at 7:00 pm.

 
$353,000 in repairs to begin at Kidd Springs Park
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By Rachel Stone at the Advocate

Construction on two major repair projects totaling about $353,000 are expected to begin soon at Kidd Springs Park.

The two projects will repair an enormous underground culvert, bring the dam up to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality standards and improve the shoreline around the pond.

The most expensive piece is repairing the giant culvert, which will cost $208,000, from 2006 bond funds.

There is limestone about 4-5 feet beneath the soil at Kidd Springs. Many decades ago, a drainage culvert 8 feet wide and 6 feet deep was cut into the limestone, and the culvert was capped with a 4-foot concrete arch. The City of Dallas discovered a few years ago that part of the arch had collapsed, and further investigation found that parts of the limestone walls had eroded.

That’s when the city erected that unsightly chain-link fencing just west of the pool; it’s been there for three years now as a precaution against potential sinkholes. But it will be removed later this year if all goes as planned. Work is expected to begin this month, and it could be completed in October.

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