Monday, June 01, 2009

Another new house on Congo Street

Last Friday, we celebrated over on Congo Street as we dedicated the third new home restoration on this historic street in South Dallas Fair Park.

The leader of the effort is Brent Brown of Brown Architects. Brent's bcWorkshop involves his architecture students at the University of Texas at Arlington to design and supervise the construction. Central Dallas Ministries enlists these special students as members of our AmeriCorps team. The Real Estate Council provides volunteers from their young leaders group and funding through the TREC Foundation.

The street is important because of the people who reside there and the history that has been lived out.

The Congo Street project is all about listening to the homeowners and responding to their housing dreams by building and/or restoring homes as they want them.

The homes are incredibly "green," each design qualifies for LEED certification, making them some of the most energy efficient homes in the entire city.

I couldn't resist giving you this update. Enjoy the video clips. There will be more updates coming since we hope to see the entire block rebuilt.



6 comments:

Chris said...

When Obama, the Most High, runs all the profit making enterprises, the producers, out of business, what will the non-profits do, who depend on them?

speedingup said...

If a mouth opens, and nothing is said that was related to the topic, does anyone hear it?

Chris said...

The TREC Foundation is a nonprofit, Speedingup.

The nonprofits don't produce anything, that I know of, that's why it's important that private enterprise stays alive and well. With Obama I doubt that will happen.

Obama is a generational thief. Nonprofits will die without the producers producing.

speedingup said...

I still fail to see how anything you've written has anything to do with the new house on Congo street. As far as I can tell, you're just trolling.

Chris said...

The new house got its funding through a non-profit. That's why it's important to keep them solvent.

mundiejc said...

Chris, please. stop. talking.

Larry, I LOVE this idea. I would love to figure out how to get something like this coordinated in Nashville, or if there all ready is something like this going on, get involved with it.