How Klyde Warren Park Has Changed Dallas Real Estate | D Real Estate Daily

I remember the first time I heard about the idea to build a deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. “These Texans are crazy,” I thought to myself. It was 2002, and I had been in the area for just a couple of years, reporting on commercial real estate. I had moved here from Missouri, the “Show-Me” State, where people seemed to put the question of “why?” on everything. I quickly learned that Texas was more of a “why not?” state. And the concept of building a park out of thin air was a quintessential example of that big-thinking spirit. I wasn’t alone in my initial scoffing. But a determined cadre led by John Zogg of Crescent Real Estate was persistent in pushing the idea forward. In 2004, the movement gained traction when The Real Estate Council gambled $1 million in seed money to explore the deck park concept. A year later, Jody and Sheila Grant added $1 million to the pot, and Texas Capital Bank (at the time led by Jody Grant) threw in another $1 million. Supporters went on to raise

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