New South Dallas tech hub at ICDC offers face-to-face help with digital connections
Tucked inside the Innercity Community Development Corporation (ICDC) offices off Spring Avenue is a new Connected Dallas “anchor site” for technology access and training for South Dallas neighbors. Here, residents can receive free one-on-one help from trained professionals, access to high-speed internet, help applying for local and federal benefits, and all of their technology questions […]
Park South Family YMCA renovation delays blamed on city’s permitting process
The community is excited about the new amenities and upgrades to their Park South YMCA, but permit delays leave them without their Y until the end of 2024 or early 2025.
City shows South Dallas residents big plans for land use in their neighborhood
As Dallas works to create the city's first comprehensive land use plan, South Dallas neighbors ask how their input will be considered.
Tell us what you think: Fair Park First asks South Dallas neighbors about new community park and three-story parking garage
On August 28, Fair Park First CEO Brian Luallen presented plans for a community park and parking garage, seeking input from South Dallas.
Back-to-school events with school supply giveaways near you
Here is a list of Back to School events happening in your community that will have backpack and school supplies giveaways, health and family resources and other services for students.
Mural reveals Fair Park’s role in Juneteenth’s history
“Fair Park has a lot of historical significance,” Moore says as he describes the panoramic painting in the courtyard of the South Dallas Cultural Center. He chose to paint a chronological display of Fair Park’s role in promoting the understanding and awareness of Juneteenth.
Fair Park First hopes partnering with Sunny South Dallas Food Park will create a welcoming space for Black neighbors
Desiree Powell hopes that the food park can be a living example of Black excellence and history in South Dallas. That’s one of the reasons she decided to partner with Fair Park First.
‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas￼
Tabitha Wheeler-Reagan, the co-chair of the South Dallas/Fair Park Area Plan Task Force, says the neighborhood’s PD 595 deters new businesses from coming into South Dallas. PD 595’s initial goals were to police alcohol sales and prevent gentrification, she explains, but she and the task force believe the zoning needs to be updated — still protecting the community, but encouraging local entrepreneurs, too.
A South Dallas artist residency aims to ‘capture the now before the future’
John Spriggins, manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center, launched the Juanita J. Craft House Artist in Residency to provide artists with studio space to create work that “capture[s] the immediacy of the moment where historical neighborhoods are rapidly changing due to socio-economic shifts."
‘Transformational’ news on South Dallas’ historic Forest Theater coming in February
“I’ve never seen the marquee light up before,” noted Elizabeth Wattley in a September 2019 podcast about CitySquare’s restoration of the historic Forest Theater. As a child, the theater was an icon Wattley knew well, and even though the Forest was unoccupied in much of Wattley’s remembrance, she still recognized it as “a landmark and a […]
Questions answered: South Dallas Fair Park Public Improvement District (PID)
Dallas Free Press recently asked questions about the South Dallas Fair Park PID to try to understand how these tax dollars are benefitting the neighborhood, and how COVID might be impacting the work.