Over Noise Concerns, Dallas Sells Routh St. Dead End, and ‘mudhole,' to Katy Trail Ice House

The Dallas City Council agreed Wednesday to sell a Routh Street dead-end to the Katy Trail Ice House for almost a quarter of a million dollars -- over the objections of the council member who represents that part of town.The Ice House has agreed to pay the city $225,358 for the small stretch of Routh that runs into the trail off Woodrow Avenue, where the red Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad car's currently parked. The zoning consultants from Dallas firm Masterplan representing the popular hangout's ownership said the Ice House wants to merge the two pieces of properties it owns along the trail that are currently divided by the dead-end. Dallas Cothrum, Masterplan's CEO, said the Ice House needs to expand its kitchen.  Continue reading...

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