Major Dallas Thoroughfare Gets a Makeover

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Monday, Nov 16, 2009  |  Updated 9:27 AM CDT
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A group of East Dallas business owners and home owners spent the weekend devising a plan to revitalize Garland Road.
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A group of East Dallas business owners and home owners spent the weekend devising a plan to revitalize Garland Road. The group is focusing on a five mile stretch between Gaston Avenue and LBJ freeway.

While not much has changed along that stretch of Garland Road over the years, that's all about to change with the help of the Garland Road Vision Committee. The group spent all day Saturday brainstorming ways to turn the area around.
 
“The interesting thing about this process is we didn't pre-define the course of it,” said Gerry Worrall, Garland Road Vision Committee Co-Chair. “That's the beauty of it, we don't know where its going.”
 
The committee is looking at a variety of other Dallas neighborhoods like West Village and Bishop Arts for inspiration. Their research is being funded both with private and public dollars.
 
“They are wasting their money,” said Mary Tyler, a resident of East Dallas. Tyler appreciates Garland Road the way it is.  “I don't travel the whole length of it every single day, but when I do I don't run into any problems,” said Tyler. “I think its fine.”
 
The Garland Road Vision Committee will present its findings at a public meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church on Northwest Highway.
 

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