On March 25 at 4:30 Central Dallas Ministries will share with friends, supporters and neighbors the grand opening of an accomplishment of which we are really proud - CityWalk@Akard.
The 16 story 'vertical community' consisting of 150 units of affordable housing, 6 units of market rate housing and 50 units of permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless, along with office and retail space in downtown Dallas, is, for us, a new beginning in our work to fight against the crippling affects of poverty.
We moved our adminstrative offices to 511 Akard, in January and its been hectic ever since. The first residents moved in last December, 7-11 is set to occupy the retail space in a few weeks and other residents will be moving in throughout the spring. This is a really exciting venture. A $35 million project that is meant to make a simple statement: building community among all citizens of Dallas should include downtown. Its the the first project of its kind in Dallas and on Thursday we celebrate.
So join the mayor, other elected officials, our CEO and President Larry James and the Executive Director of our community development corporation, John Greenan, our boards of directors and CDM staff and their families as we look to another 20 years of standing alongside our neighbors working with them to improve their quality of life.