About Pacific Plaza Park
Pacific Plaza Park will be a 3.0-acre (12,000 m) public park located in downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. The park will be located between St. Paul Street and Harwood Street, north of Pacific Avenue in the City Center District. The City of Dallas acquired the land—currently parking lots—with help from the Trust for Public Land. A timeline for construction of the $9 million park has not been set. It is one of several downtown parks planned by the City of Dallas, which include Main Street Garden Park and Belo Garden Park. The site is one of the larger open areas in the City Center District and has been eyed for several projects in the past. In 1985 RepublicBank Corp., one of the largest banks in the Southwest and owner of the adjacent Republic Center, announced plans to construct a 60-story, 1.4 million-square-foot building designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The $250 million complex would have also contained a three-story retail center surrounding a rotunda, landscaped courtyards and formal gardens. Plans were terminated in 1987 when rival InterFirst Corp. acquired the company. The park will incorporate the existing Aston Park, a grove of mature trees dedicated in 1983.