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The neighborhood around the American Airlines Center in Dallas was born a decade ago with promises of bustling commerce and restaurants day and night, game days or off days. Despite thousands of apartments and condos, Victory Park’s never lived up to that promise. So developers are trying a reboot.

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A ten-year extension of tax breaks for the Victory Development around American Airlines Center has received tentative approval at Dallas City Hall. 

A multi-story parking garage is the first project that would be paid for with the tax revenue generated from Victory development, money put back into projects rather than into the city’s general fund. The garage would be built by Hillwood, Ross Perot Jr.’s company, and developer of Victory.

Council member Ann Margolin didn’t see the proposal as such a good deal for the city.