A commenter is surprised that we let an intern put up her opinions on Belo Garden, even though her opinion differs from ours. He called out Tim, Zac, Michael, and Peter for being “hipster-urban hydra.” But he missed me. And I want to make sure it’s well known that I want to be a part of the hipster-urban hydra. I’m thinking about getting a scooter, after all.
I don’t like that wall at Belo Garden. I walked the dog over to check it out last night. Honestly, it’s not as hideous as I thought it would be, and I did talk to one Metropolitan resident who didn’t mind it. But to me it’s just a constant reminder that a group of people couldn’t find a way to work together. Jack Gosnell, who heads up Urban for United Commercial Realty, says that and a bit more over on RealPoints.
On the same subject, Bethany mentioned in this morning’s Leading Off that Delia White wrote to the Dallas Morning News that Belo Garden would be overcome by the homeless, just like what’s happened at Main Street Garden. Look, there are homeless there from time to time. It’s inevitable. But anyone who thinks the garden is overcome or taken over by the homeless is more than welcome to join me on my nightly walks with the dog. Please come with me. I will show you what the park is really like.
And speaking of dogs (last thing, I promise), I am worried about how Belo Garden will survive the dogs. A lot of people living downtown have dogs. Until now, we’ve had one park to take them to. That park has very spotty grass. Now that we have two, I wonder if it will help save the grass at Main Street Garden, or if it will just make for two gardens with spotty grass. Either way, I’m very thankful for both of these parks, and I think they’re wonderful to have, homeless, wall, and all.