Downtown Dallas Inc. is touting quick wins and bold ideas for a new and improved Downtown. DDI President & CEO John Crawford, DDI Board Chair Shelle Sills and Downtown Dallas 360 consultants Daniel Iacofano and Chris Beynon gave a sold out crowd a sneak peek of an action plan that will provide a blueprint for Downtown revitalization at the DDI Annual Meeting & Luncheon, earlier this month.
From economic development and housing, to public space, transit, and parking, Downtown Dallas 360 outlines key strategies and specific recommendations that will ensure continued development of a vibrant and sustainable Downtown.
“The Plan will guide future investment, development strategies and the activation of our streets in a tangible way for years to come” said Crawford. “It will bring together the vision of the public, private and community sectors under one common goal – to fuel the creation of a 21st century Downtown Dallas.”
The plan is based on five strategies to expand downtown transit, beautify streets and public spaces, achieve great urban design, expand affordable housing and revamp parking access. The plan includes investment in light rail and streetcar systems and the development of surrounding areas to promote pedestrian traffic.
Some of the areas targeted include the Farmers Market, the Lamar Corridor near the Convention Center, Reunion/Union Station, the South Arts District and the Main Street District. The plan will be supported through public-private partnerships.