Downtown Dallas Survey

Downtown Dallas, Inc. is conducting a Downtown Dallas perception study and we want to hear from you! If you work and/or live in Downtown Dallas or in a connected neighborhood of the City Center, please consider taking the survey. The survey will ask for your feedback and opinions on living and/or working in Downtown Dallas and/or connected neighborhoods in the City Center.

All responses are anonymous and will be used in aggregate to provide insights on what people like about Downtown and what could be improved. You do not have to complete the full survey in one sitting, but you only have a week to finish after you start the survey.

It should only take you about 20 minutes to complete the survey. This survey closes end of business on Friday, August 24. Thank you for your participation!

Click HERE to take the survey.

RFP: Main Street Garden Playground and Dog Park

Deadline to Submit: FRIDAY, September 14, 2018, by 12:00 p.m. CST
Project Start Date: October 01, 2018
Project End Date: December 14, 2018

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is a private 501 (c) 6 organization, funded by voluntary membership dues, assessment revenue from the Downtown Improvement District (DID) established in 1992, and through contracts with the City of Dallas for specific projects and programs.

The Dallas Downtown Improvement District (DID) was created by Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) in June of 1992 to fund important supplemental services and visible improvements to our Central Business District. In 2001, 2005, and 2013, the DID was voted by property owners to be renewed and has since embarked upon additional initiatives to make Downtown Dallas clean, safe, and fun for the entire community. The DID has been renewed through 2020.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to construction companies interested in renovating the playground and dog park in Main Street Garden in the Downtown Dallas area. Downtown Dallas, Inc. has design documents included in the links below.

Project Manual Main Street Garden Playground, Dog Park, and NW Corner Renovations

Main Street Gardens Plan Set IFC

DDI Procurement and Contract Documents Main Street Garden Playground

Bid Form – Playground (Base Bid)

Bid Form – Dog Park (Bid Alt 1)

Bid Form – NW Corner (Bid Alt 2)

Downtown Dallas, Inc. Introduces See Say Now App

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is proud to announce the new See Say Now app for Downtown! The free app enables users to safely and securely communicate with the Downtown Safety Patrol (DSP) and Clean Team for non-emergency issues. DDI manages the DSP and Clean Team to supplement City of Dallas services. The DSP serves as extra eyes and ears for the Dallas Police Department. The Clean Team works to ensure the public space in Downtown is free of litter, debris, and graffiti.

We encourage you to use this app to report non-emergency safety and maintenance issues within Downtown. For issues not listed in the app, please report to 311. Download the app today!

To download the app on the App Store for iOS, please click here. To download from Google Play for Android, please click here.


2018 Matching Grant Program Update

Each year, Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) awards up to $25,000 in matching grant funds for projects that enhance the public realm throughout Downtown.  Downtown property owners, building managers, and stakeholders are encouraged to apply for grants that support public safety, pedestrian enhancement, and appearance projects.  Applications are accepted through the month of March each year.

The 2018 application cycle yielded 28 applications, for a total request of over $561,000 in grant funds; DDI allocated $200,000 to the matching grant program in 2018.  The DDI Capital Improvement Committee met on April 11 to review the applications and select award recipients.  Fifteen projects were selected to receive a share of the total $200,000 allocation.  The 2018 matching grant recipients include:

Award Recipient Project
City View @ Farmers Market HOA Tree replacement throughout property.
Crescent Real Estate, LLC Construction of 8-foot ornamental iron fence at Ross Parking Lot, located on Pacific Avenue at the West End DART station.
Dallas Independent School District Exterior improvements to CityLab High School, including exterior lighting and mural painting.
Dallas Innovation Alliance Relight the West End Gateway arches with programmable, intelligent LEDs.
Dallas Main, LP Upgrades to lights at three parking lots around Bank of America Plaza.
Dallas Parks Foundation – Friends of the West End Commons Construction of a decorative fence and gate at 800 Ross Avenue.
Dallas Symphony Association, Inc. Improve appearance of Betty B. Marcus Park by cleaning limestone wall elements and install four trash receptacles.
El Centro College Installation of a permanent artistic display at the campus’s Elm Street entrance.
Hamilton St. Paul GP, LLC Lighting improvements to the St. Paul Street parking lot.
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Install lighted signs at trolley stops.
Omni Dallas Hotel Install decorative lighting in trees around property, along Young and Lamar Streets.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel Install lights to feature the ceramic tile mural on Bryan Street.
The Thanks-Giving Foundation Landscaping enhancements to the entrance of Thanks-Giving Garden and Chapel.
Todd Interests Repair sidewalk at the KLIF building and install pavers, color concrete, and lighting.
West End Association Install decorative string lights along Market Street.

Questions about the DDI matching grant program can be directed to Jacob Browning at or (214) 744-6698.