Thursday, December 24, 2009

Finally! CityWalk@Akard opens!

The "Green Tag" to the left allows us to begin moving into CityWalk @Akard after four years of hard work, peristence, creativity, and at times courage and great faith on the part of John Greenan, Executive Director of the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation, and his great team!

  Central Dallas Ministries will move headquarters to the new location on January 19!  Included in the move will be all our administration and development departments, our public interest law firm and, of course our partners, the Central Dallas CDC. 

It's been a long time coming, but the wait and the hard work finally paid off! 

I love what John wrote about receiving the authorization to move into the building:

  Central Dallas CDC’s Christmas Present is a Green Tag

This, friends, is a temporary certificate of occupancy for CityWalk, and there could not be a better Christmas present for us:

The temporary certificate of occupancy means the City of Dallas inspectors have now given us permission to occupy a portion of CityWalk—the basement through the fifth floor.

By the time you read this blog, we will have had at least one lease signed and before the end of the year, people will be living at CityWalk. Some of them people who are now living in their car or at a shelter.

Finally, after more than four years of work, we have found a place at the inn for some of our brothers and sisters to in out of the cold. There couldn’t be any better way for us to celebrate the season

Indeed, what a grand way to celebrate Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Way to go!

Cody said...

Excellent. A wonderful blessing to all involved.

Mari Moen said...

Congratulations Larry, John et al! I'm so happy for those folks moving in. I'd love to see photos -- please post some. Merry Christmas!

Larry James said...

Thanks to all! Certainly the very best part of this progress is the 200 units built for low-income working folks and the poorest of our residents in Dalals, the now formerly homeless.