Why Dallas’ new Pacific Plaza Park won’t get underway until next year

The long awaited — and much talked about— Pacific Plaza Park won’t get underway until next year, as the city remediates the surface-level parking lot to make it developable for a 3-acre city park.

The $15 million urban park along St. Paul Street was originally expected to get underway this year, but, like other redevelopment projects, faced some unforeseen circumstances.

“There are a few spots that have to be handled before construction can begin,” said Amy Meadows, president of the Parks for Downtown Dallas, which is the group overseeing the redevelopment of Pacific Plaza Park and three other downtown parks.

“The city of Dallas is going through a remediation process and until we have the final approval letter from TCEQ (the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality),” she said. “We have to wait.”

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