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  • Lewisville refines plans for mixed-use Old Town area

    Lewisville refines plans for mixed-use Old Town area
    By Wendy Hundley / The Dallas Morning News

    The future of Lewisville’s Old Town area is beginning to take shape.

    City officials this week started refining plans for the Old Town Plaza, Mill Street and a transit-oriented district around the coming A-train station – areas they hope to transform into a mixed-use environment where people live, work and play.

    At Monday’s work session, the Lewisville City Council reviewed preliminary concepts drafted by Design Workshop, a national urban-design firm that conducted public meetings this year to gain input from residents.

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  • Dallas community calendar

    AREA

    Registration is open for the annual EarthFest volunteer cleanup and free festival to be held April 17 in downtown Dallas. Teams are needed to work in two-hour increments to plant flowers, clean vacant store fronts, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and perform other beautification projects. Call 214-665-2707.

    BOOKS-A-Go Go, an international nonprofit organization, has teamed with DriveTime car dealerships throughout March to collect new and used books for children of low-income families. The collected books will be distributed locally through schools and organizations that serve disadvantaged children. www.booksagogo.org.

    DOWNTOWN

    CNU-NTX, North Texas Congress for New Urbanism, presents “Rebuilding our Cities and Suburbs: A Fresh Start for Tired Places” on Tuesday at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by the seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For rates and to register, visit www.cnuntx.org.

    The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents “Pioneers: A Conversation and An Evening with Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee and Della Reese” at 7:30 p.m. Saturdayat the Naomi Bruton Main Stage in the Dallas Convention Center theater complex. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call 214-743-2400 or visit www.tbaal.org.

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