City Design Studio

Phase one – 10 years
Phase I – 10 years
(PDF, 11.2 MB)

Phase two – 15 years

Phase II – 15 years
(PDF, 14.9 MB)

Phase three – 17+ years  

Phase III – 17+ years
(PDF, 16.3 MB)

Street Network 

Street Network
(PDF, 2.7 MB)
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ityDesign Studio

Development Scenarios

With input from residents, landowners, business owners, and stakeholders from dozens of meetings, the CityDesign Studio is developing an Urban Structure Framework to present a vision for shaping the redevelopment and revitalization for the La Bajada and La ‘Aceate communities. The development scenarios shown here depict development over the next 10, 15 and 17+ years. The phases are suggestions of how development may unfold. Actual phases of development will vary based on the market and opportunity. However, as the area evolves, this framework will help to support the collective needs and wants of residents, owners and stakeholders within this area.

Phase 1 [10 years]

This phase establishes the area as the arts and craft region of Dallas by promoting use of existing buildings and residential development. Key illustrations include:

  • Herbert Street established as residential and retail main street
  • New mixed use development at foot Margaret Hunt Hill and Continental Bridges
  • Public Realm improvements with infill housing in La Bajada
  • The first Trinity Gateway development
  • Belmont Crossing with new developments on 2 of 4 corners
  • Street improvements at key intersections or along main corridors

Phase II [15 years]

This phase continues to promote incremental redevelopment, in addition to new construction in some areas. Key illustrations include:

  • A new commuter rail hub at Herbert Street
  • Connection through the railroad line at Bataan and Gulden connecting Singleton to Commerce
  • New educational facilities to service increased population
  • Near complete build-out at Trinity
  • Continued street improvements, community enhancements and new neighborhood streets

Phase III [17+ years]

The last phase, depicts a fully developed area. Key illustrations include:

  • Renovated and new building for residential, retail, office, education and craft
  • Improved and new open space
  • Complete streets that not only support cars, but also bikes and pedestrians
  • Readily available goods and services

Street Framework

Streets serve many purposes. Not only do they accommodate vehicles, but they also accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and other with other forms of transit. Their design should balance the interest of all these while creating vibrant and livable neighborhoods; promoting healthy alternatives for citizens and; contributing to physically beautiful and sustainable environment. This Street Framework provides a high level of connectivity, allows for development flexibility and encourages pedestrian activity.

  • Thicker lines such as those along Sylvan, Canada and Beckley support greater traffic
  • Medium sized lines such as those along Singleton and Commerce/Fort Worth Avenue accommodate less traffic
  • Thin green lines are neighborhood streets that allow for local traffic

If you have questions, suggestions or input, contact
Chalonda Jackson at 214.670.3565 or

Or feel free to stop by the Dallas CityDesign Studio at City Hall, 2BN.