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Turning Freeway-Adjacent Real Estate Around Through Parks

Haya El Nasser of USA Today takes a look at cities thinking differently about freeways cutting through there communities. The article overviews plans in Dallas to cover a part of the Woodall Rodgers Freeway around downtown, shrink the footprint of the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati and turn the riverfront-blocking I-70 in St. Louis into a boulevard.

On the new park in Dallas, the project’s director Linda Owen has a nice quote: “It’s essentially like creating oceanfront property….. It’s an economic engine.”

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