Deep Ellum Commerce Street Project Looks to Improve Walkability & Desirability

Posted by Kenneth G. Cox on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:35pm

The Deep Ellum neighborhood near Downtown Dallas is best described as an artsy community, full of eclectic boutique shops, lively entertainment venues, and a trendy nightlife scene. A wide range of new restaurants and cafes have also started filling out the Deep Ellum landscape, providing anyone looking for a new Deep Ellum home, condo, or loft with plenty to see and do all throughout the neighborhood. 

But even despite all the new and recent additions to one of Dallas’ hottest up-and-coming communities, the Deep Ellum Association is continuing to look for new ways to make the neighborhood even stronger, which is exactly what the new Commerce Street Project aims to do.  

In a nutshell, the motivation behind revamping a primary stretch of Commerce Street is to improve the neighborhood’s walkability in order to attract more businesses and more people looking to one day call Deep Ellum home. Included in the project proposal are items like putting more of an emphasis on traffic control at intersections, adding canopy trees to provide more shade, adding various bike lanes and facilities throughout the neighborhood, and widening sidewalks to allow for more sidewalk/cafe space. 

While nothing has yet been made official regarding the new Commerce Street Project, this all sounds pretty good to us. As more information becomes available about any new improvements and additions to Deep Ellum, we'll be sure to pass it along!

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