Pacific Plaza Park

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Pacific Plaza
Site of Pacific Plaza
Site of Pacific Plaza
Type public park
Location Dallas, Texas
Coordinates 32°47′01″N 96°47′46″W / 32.783534°N 96.796162°W / 32.783534; -96.796162Coordinates: 32°47′01″N 96°47′46″W / 32.783534°N 96.796162°W / 32.783534; -96.796162
Area 3.0-acre (12,000 m2)
Operated by City of Dallas
Status planned

Pacific Plaza Park will be a 3.0-acre (1.2 ha) public park located in downtown Dallas, Texas, United States. The park will be located between St. Paul Street and Harwood Street, north of Pacific Avenue in the City Center District. The City of Dallas acquired the land—currently parking lots—with help from the Trust for Public Land. A timeline for construction of the $9 million park has not been set.[1] It is one of several downtown parks planned by the City of Dallas, which include Main Street Garden Park and Belo Garden Park.

History[edit]

The land for Pacific Plaza park is currently parking lots. Aston Park, Pacific Place, Corrigan Tower and 1700 Pacific can be seen in the background.

The site is one of the larger open areas in the City Center District and has been eyed for several projects in the past. In 1985 RepublicBank Corp., one of the largest banks in the Southwest and owner of the adjacent Republic Center, announced plans to construct a 60-story, 1,400,000-square-foot (130,000 m2) building designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The $250 million complex would have also contained a three-story retail center surrounding a rotunda, landscaped courtyards and formal gardens.[2] Plans were terminated in 1987 when rival InterFirst Corp. acquired the company.[3]

Design[edit]

The park will incorporate the existing Aston Park, a grove of mature trees dedicated in 1983.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2009/08/this_morning_at_city_hall.php
  2. ^ Steve Brown. (1985, October 16). REPUBLICBANK TO CONSTRUCT 60-STORY TOWER - $250 million skyscraper set for completion in 1989. The Dallas Morning News HOME FINAL ed., 1a. Retrieved December 15, 2009 from NewsBank on-line database (America's Newspapers)
  3. ^ Steve Brown, Robert Dodge. (1987, December 9). FIRST REPUBLIC PLANS TOWER SALE. The Dallas Morning News HOME FINAL ed., 1d. Retrieved December 15, 2009 from NewsBank on-line database (America's Newspapers)

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