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.
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