It will be extremely expensive, and not everyone is on board with the idea.
But a proposed deck park over Interstate 35 between Zang Boulevard and the Dallas Zoo could reconnect neighborhoods split by the construction of the interstate in 1957.
Building the deck park, conceptualized as similar to Klyde Warren Park over the Woodall Rogers Freeway, would cost about $95 million. The city would be responsible for raising about $78 million of that somehow.
The plan has aggravated neighbors to the east of I-35 who feel left out of the conversation.
But City Council did vote to advise the Texas Department of Transportation to plan for the park as part of the upcoming expansion of 35 and Highway 67.
Find out more about the plans at the first of two upcoming meetings hosted by the city’s Park and Recreation department at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Dallas Zoo’s Prime Meridian Cafe.
A second meeting is planned for September, but details on that have not yet been released.