Planning & Urban Design

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Water Conservation & Beautification Project

mlk.jpgCourtesy of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center - MLK Freedom Garden / Seeling Farm


To “lead by example” in the wise use of water resources, Dallas Water Utilities Department, Department of Economic Development, Housing/Community Service, Planning and Urban Design Department and Parks & Recreation Department are partnering to implement a water conservation and beautification project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Library.

The Project emcompasses 10.5 acres of land located around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Library located at 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

This project builds on the improvements, started in 2014, along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard that includes façade improvements for businesses and street improvements. The project will dramatically improve the curb appeal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Library while also providing a more inviting and welcoming environment that better reflects and honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The water conservation solutions will be in context and spirit of the overall South Dallas/Fair Park Community. The renovated site and streetscape will seamlessly integrate with the community context and reflect the neighborhood while providing water conservation through landscaping and water-wise fixtures.

Community Meeting:  August 2, 2016
Restroom upgrades in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center  that included high efficiency toilets, new faucets and water fountains.
Tree trimming to prepare site for water-wise plants

Community Meeting: August 31, 2017
Seeking input on conceptual design for water-wise landscaping for Martin Luther King, Jr. 10.5 acre campus. The graphics below provide additional information.  Provide input using this form.

Pre-construction is underway: Ground work expected to begin in December.


For questions contact or 214.670.3565