Founders Plaza Getting a Makeover Beginning This Week

[Dallas, TX] – [Work is expected to begin this week on a series of improvements to the County's Founders Plaza (this is the plaza that is east of the Records Building in downtown Dallas).  As part of this work, a construction fence will be placed around much of the plaza's perimeter.  However, access to the plaza's two sets of elevators, its ADA ramps, and to the Records Building's east entrance will remain open.]

Construction is expected to take about 100 days and will involve repairing the plaza’s fountain, planting additional trees along Market Street, removing existing gravel and replacing it with extensive landscaping, installing new park benches, and using pavement treatment to add color to the plaza’s existing surface.

The plaza is literally the front door to the western part of downtown and is seen each day by thousands of people who drive through downtown, walk from the convention center, or come to the County to serve as jurors, file deeds, or get married. The plaza is a central focal point for visitors to Old Red, Dealey Plaza and the Sixth Floor Museum as well.

These improvements willmake the plaza more attractive and inviting, help promote downtown street life, and create a much more favorable impression of the Dallas area.

See diagrams illustrating the upcoming improvements below.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Rick Loessberg

Director, Planning and Development Dallas County

214-653-7601

Rick.loessberg@dallascounty.org

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