Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Venice of DFW

Back when downtown Irving was at its infancy, the planners came up with an idea of making a sort of Venice like scape through the city. They built canals with commercial and residential space along them to stimulate life. Only 1 problem, the area had major difficulties following the .com boom and still has not recovered. It is a great idea and I hope that it does come back someday.


At 3:31 PM, Blogger Cara said...

I think the canals have been pretty much unused since even before the dot com crash. In 1997/98 I lived in some apartments on Las Colinas blvd. that backed up to the canals and they weren't being used then either. It's a shame cause they do look really cool.


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