Dallas, Valley View Center Owners Broker Truce That Should Lead to Mall's Razing by Year's End

I had planned to spend Monday morning at the George Allen, Sr. Courts Building, where attorneys for Dallas City Hall and Valley View Center's owners were scheduled to square off over millions of dollars worth of alleged code violations. Fun!Instead I found myself with some unexpected free time, because on Friday, while we were all focused on the latest corruption scandal oozing out of Dallas City Hall, those lawyers were signing the paperwork to settle this case.Which means that by year's end, if not before, Valley View will finally be destroyed. So they say. Again.Do not yet pour out an Orange Julius for the fallen in this long-running war. The demolition is only if all goes according to plan. And so far, little has when it comes to the dead zone at Preston Road and LBJ Freeway, where some of this city's most valuable land sags and rots and despairs.  Continue reading...

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