Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is pleased to welcome Evan Sheets to the team as our Senior Director of Economic Development and Mobility. By adding this position, DDI is enhancing its commitment to advancing urban mobility and strategic economic development initiatives by elevating our already experienced team in these areas. The Senior Director will oversee DDI’s urban planning, transportation, and economic development efforts and will work in collaboration with the City of Dallas and Downtown stakeholders on all related initiatives. Key focus areas of this position will be implementing The 360 Plan, advancing public transportation and alternative mobility programs, and serving as a resource and advocate for stakeholders throughout all phases of development in and around Downtown.
Evan Sheets comes to us from the City of Dallas, where he was a founding member of the Dallas CityDesign Studio, a public-private partnership housed in City Hall focused on convening municipal, professional, and residential communities in the deliberate public design of Dallas while bringing a heightened consciousness of design to the city at large. Most recently, Evan has served as a Senior Urban Designer in the office of Planning and Urban Design working on a variety of city shaping initiatives collaborating with developers, design professionals, community stakeholders, City staff, and elected officials. He also introduced and managed the City of Dallas Urban Design Peer Review process, formed to provide urban design guidance to City staff, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Boards, Plan Commission, and City Council for both public projects and private development throughout the city. He received both his BS in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. Please help us in welcoming one of the newest members of the DDI team!