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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.

One comment on “New York Times Credits Katy Trail For Uptown’s Success

  1. 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.