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Reunion District
The Hyatt Regency Dallas and Reunion Tower
The Hyatt Regency Dallas and Reunion Tower
Location in Dallas
Location in Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
Area Downtown
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
ZIP code 75202
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

The Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) is an area in western downtown anchored by the Hyatt Regency Dallas and Reunion Tower. The name "Reunion" originates from the mid-nineteenth century commune, La Reunion.

The district included Reunion Arena from 1980 to its demolition in 2009. The arena was originally intended to be an economic engine to drive redevelopment of the surrounding district. However, the real estate bust of the 1980s discouraged owner Ray Hunt and his Woodbine Development Corp. from investing beyond the Hyatt and the Tower, and no further building took place. With the Mavericks and Stars having relocated to American Airlines Center, plans indicated that the land would be put to other uses after demolition of the arena in November 2009, but as of mid-2013, no further use for the former arena site has been found..

Reunion Tower; Dallas, Texas
Reunion Tower

Attractions

  • Hyatt Regency Dallas
  • Reunion Tower

Transportation

Highways

Trains

Commuter

  • Trinity Railway Express
    • Union Station

Light Rail

  • DART: Blue Line and Red Line
    • Union Station

Regional

Education

The district is zoned to schools in the Dallas Independent School District.

Residents of the district are zoned to City Park Elementary School, Billy Earl Dade Middle School, and James Madison High School.



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