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Location DB > United States > Texas > Arlington > The Condemned Neighborhood
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The Condemned Neighborhood
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 Database Info
created by Explorer Zero on 11/2/2005 3:51 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 5/29/2017 9:57 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A small, low income neighborhood that just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The wrong place is where Jerry Jones wants to build his new stadium. Wrong time is now.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult without a season pass now
Recommendation: - select -
 Physical Information
Address

Arlington, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Arlington
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    your tax dollars at work for a private corporation so they can make more dollars
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment

     History
    The Dallas Cowboys wanted a new bigger, better stadium and when team owner Jerry Jones couldnt convince Irving TX (the Cowboys current home) it was in their best interest to do that, he turned to Arlington. They jumped on the idea of building one for him. All it took was a tax increase on its citizens plus a few lease guarantees, some new roads and a lot of land. To make his dream of a new state of the art mega stadium come true he would have to have enough land to build it on. Something had to give.

    In February of 2005 the Arlington City Council lead by Mayor Cluck (real name yes) voted to fund the Jerry deal, acquire the land, build the stadium and rent it out to Jerry. A good old boy deal made in Heaven. Unfortunately it would cause some residents of a modest neighborhood standing in the path of the Jerry Jones juggernaut to deal with a little Hell.

    Not all that bad a deal for most. Homeowners willing to sell got fair market value plus $22k pocket money and businesses got $10k. They even threw in some moving expenses. Holdouts were able to negotiate better deals raising the estimated $50 million buyout to almost $100 million. Renters got better than $5k plus expenses. The problem was some people didnt want to move, not at any price. So his Eminent Domainship King Jerry used his attorneys and agents backed up by Arlington and a recent Supreme Court decision to strong arm the holdouts into submission. The battle was over before they could start. Long live the King.

    Today November 1 2005 the first heavy equipment rolled down a quiet treelined street and started knocking down houses. This Location Data Base entry is dedicated to the displaced and their former neighborhood.
     Media Coverage
    probably too much to list

     Future Plans
    parking for fans of America's Team in 2009
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    Just say no
    Wed, Nov 2nd, 2005
    posted by Explorer Zero
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     Web Links
    link to Arlinton plan map 378k Adobe file
    http://www.ci.arli...05/stadium_map.pdf


    lots of relevant websites but this one has the hard facts
    http://72.14.207.1...um+timeline+&hl=en


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/30/2017 3:12 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 30 17 at 15:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 17 at 21:57, Explorer Zero changed the following: Notes for Mods, Status, Recommendation
  • on May 29 17 at 21:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery Just say no
  • on May 29 17 at 21:49, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No ball park parking?
  • on May 29 17 at 21:48, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No taste
  • on May 29 17 at 21:47, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No bed
  • on May 29 17 at 21:47, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No fridge
  • on May 29 17 at 21:46, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No big screen
  • on May 29 17 at 21:46, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No occupants
  • on May 29 17 at 21:46, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture No more
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Eminent DestructionBarry Kooda516469/20/2007 9:51 PM by Duncantx
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