Planning & Urban Design

​Current Projects


Neighborhood Plus

Neighborhood Plus is a citywide neighborhood revitalization plan for the City of Dallas. At the center of the plan are six strategic goals: Collective Impact, Alleviating poverty, Fighting blight, Attracting and Retaining the middle class, Increasing home ownership and Enhancing rental options.

Complete Streets

The Complete Streets is intended to improve the way the City of Dallas designs and builds streets. The vision of the Dallas Complete Streets Initiative is to build streets that are safe and comfortable for all users.  


​Urban Design Program

The Urban Design Capacity Building Program for Dallas reflects the desire to take the city and its neighborhoods to the "next level of livability" with a particular regard for physical structure and character.  

Neighborhood Area Planning (current)

The Planning & Urban Design Department partners with agencies  such as the Neighborhood Coalitions, neighborhood organizations and North Central Texas Council of Governments to create a vision for specific neighborhoods or areas of the city. P+UD provides technical support and serves as a liaison with other City departments to assist organizations in crafting a plan. 

​​Collaborative Projects ​

Projects listed below are headed up by other entities with either City partnership or collaboration .
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Downtown Dallas 360​

Downtown Dallas 360 plan served as the guiding document for Downtown since 2011. The Plan is a joint effort of Downtown Dallas 360, City of Dallas, private interests and the community. An update to the plan adopted in 2011 is underway.

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The D2 Project is the future second DART light rail alignment through downtown Dallas. The D2 Project will increase system capacity, provide operational flexibility and serve new markets. It is a critical element of sustaining the DART system into the future by adding core capacity to the network.


Urban Transit Design Guidelines

Relevant DART Design Documents:

DART Design Criteria Manual Volume 1

DART Transit Design Policy Manual


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The Dallas CityMAP process is an open and inclusive assessment of the challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for the aging interstate corridors and adjacent neighborhoods. Texas Department of Transportation project.


High Speed Rail

Texas Central is planning to design, construct and operate a private high-speed passenger rail line between Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Area and Houston Metropolitan Area.