We are “Breaking Ground” on a new vision for Deep Ellum - one that brings together the community in a walkable, vibrant environment. The intent is to create a linear park that is well integrated in the historic industrial framework, respecting Deep Ellum’s past while providing an exciting new destination and greater connectivity to the broader city. People are now the priority. The Ground that was once focused on cars can now be used for a variety of pedestrian activities and community events.
Adjacent businesses can spill out to energize the space. Underutilized areas such as alleys and parking lots are activated and incorporated to firmly root our design into the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Native vegetation and innovative storm water solutions improve the urban ecosystem and offer a much needed reprieve from the harsh urban environment.
This transformed street will serve as a catalyst for the rest of Deep Ellum, encouraging more ground to be broken where the community can take root and grow.
Award: Second Place | Crowdus Street Design Competition | Design Future Dallas