Methodist Dallas Medical Center has revealed plans to build a new Folsom Wellness Center to be located at the site of the present tennis courts, and to replace the existing Folsom Fitness Center. Per MDMC, this wellness center will be for adults of all ages and NOT a recreation center. As such, the facility will NOT include Basketball courts, tennis courts, childcare, or a kitchen (other than a small kitchen for demonstration). Construction is planned to start in 2018 and finish in early 2020.
Methodist has agreed to the following requests, made by the EKPNA Board:
Additionally, the EKPNA board requested and obtained agreement to the following concessions:
If you would like to learn more, see the review of Methodist’s 16-page graphic presentation as it was present the the EKPNA board.
The proposed new contemporary design facility includes:
DSGN posted the following on their website regarding being awarded Preservation Dallas’ 18th Annual Preservation Achievement Award for the rehabilitation of their headquarters.
“We are pleased to announce DSGN was named a winner of Preservation Dallas’ 18th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards for the rehabilitation of our headquarters. Located in the historic 1962 Prinz and Brooks Geotronics Building, we renovated the building in 2014 to revive the building’s unique midcentury design. The revitalized and renovated building has proven to be a delightful, efficient, and collaborative work space with high-quality daylight and views for employees and visitors alike."
Currently, an apartment project is planned and up for review by the city.
Redevelopment of Chase Building on Sylvan Ave.
Please Do Not Feed The Ducks!
The City of Dallas has requested park patrons PLEASE STOP FEEDING THE DUCKS! According to the City, the feeding of the ducks at Kidd Springs has resulted in ducks being severely overweight and therefore unable to resume their typical migratory patterns-- essentially, they are too fat to fly! Ducks cannot resume their migratory patterns unless they return to a more reasonable dietary pattern and weight.
Of special note, the built-in rain garden feature will make Beckley/Commerce the first green AND complete street for the City of Dallas. This is a noteworthy project not only for the City but particularly for Oak Cliff/ West Dallas residents who will have a pedestrian and bike friendly Gateway across Beckley to the Trinity Park.