The downtown that thrived during the pandemic

22 Jun 2021


DALLAS — While many urban areas across the country struggle to come back online as part of America’s new normal, Downtown Dallas has a different story to tell.

It not only survived the pandemic. It thrived in spite of it.

The downtown area now has 12,000 residents. While there were 40 vacant buildings downtown 20 years ago, today there are none.

“Fortunately, we went into the pandemic in such a strong position. Over $11 billion invested in the revitalization of downtown, leading into that $4 billion of projects that were under construction,” Kourtny Garrett said on Y’all-itics.

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