Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Look At The Amazing Stage 3 Of The Trinity River Vision Boondoggle's Panther Island Pavilion

 I can't be the only person who finds it odd that out of the blue someone decided it was clever to call a location, located in part of the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle project zone, "Panther Island".

And then give the name "Panther Island Pavilion" to what the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle's chief propagandist, J.D. Granger, has described, and I am working from memory here, as "a rare downtown urban waterfront music venue".

Which is sort of true, actually. I mean what other town in America encourages people to drink beer while floating on inner tubes in a polluted river while listening to live music?

So, the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle really has created a rare downtown urban waterfront venue.

I do not know what decade in the future that which is referred to as Panther Island will actually become a faux island. The un-needed flood diversion channel is what will create the faux island. And that un-needed, un-voted for, flood diversion channel is nothing but an un-funded pipe dream, at present, with no known project timeline for its construction.

A couple months ago I pedaled my bike to the Panther Island Pavilion area. At that point in time I was focused on what a mess of cyclone fences and clutter the area was.

Last week I discovered that the cyclone fencing is now gone, and the clutter is greatly reduced.

And I noticed something else.

I do not know why the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle has not trumpeted the fact that, apparently, their Panther Island Pavilion operation is of the recycling, green sort.

Very admirable.

Several of the long gone Tandy Subway's train boarding stations have been re-purposed as Panther Island Pavilion music stages.

You are looking at STAGE 3 in the picture.

STAGE 3 with a couple Panther Island Pavilion outhouses to the left.


Can we conclude that this type development is indicative of the quality level we can expect from any of the other parts of the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle that actually ever become anything anyone is able to see?

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