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New York Times Credits Katy Trail For Uptown’s Success

Wish I'd thought of opening of a bar along the Katy Trail.  (photo by Elizabeth Lavin)
Wish I’d thought of opening of a bar along the Katy Trail. (photo by Elizabeth Lavin)
All the news that’s fit to print includes an article on Dallas’ own Katy Trail, which the Times paints as a significant driver in the boom in Uptown’s real estate:

Along with a 21-year-old public improvement district and zoning that encouraged residential development, the trail’s construction and improvements over nearly two decades have helped transform Uptown from a blighted empty expanse into what many consider to be the only true “live, work, play” urban neighborhood in a city known for suburban sprawl.

I know, I know. You knew all of that already, but it’s nice to see those coastal elites take notice.

  • William Jones

    The Katy Trail is mostly level being that it is built upon a converted at-grade rail road track. This wouldn’t work in flat Houston. The beauty of it comes not just from the broken hilly ground that it parallels, but that it has become a part of what has long been the established classic neighborhood of Turtle Creek.