Better Block Pleasant Grove

BB Group PhotoWith the support of District 5 Council Member Jaime Resendez, the Office of Economic Development has been partnering over the past 6 months with Better Block and the Inspired Vision Compassion Center to engage the community and reimagine a commercial parking lot in Pleasant Grove at the southwest corner of Bruton Rd and Masters Dr.

This transformative tactical urbanism project demonstrates the possibility of reimagining unused/underutilized retail property, including private surface parking, and transforming it from “space” into “a place” to spur economic development and revitalization. 

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Better Block’s work is centered around community engagement and included a community survey which inspired the treatments to the parking lot. Underutilized, surplus parking spaces were redesigned and activated into flex areas and a basketball court for the community’s on-going use. The improved space was revealed to the community on November 18 and celebrated with a community event with local vendors and artists. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/2023/12/07/a-lovely-and-beautiful-pleasant-grove-parking-lot-how-better-block-made-it-better/.


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