Planning & Urban Design

South Dallas/Fair Park Area Plan

Planning & Urban Design Department and District 7 Councilmember Adam Bazaldua have initiated an area planning process for South Dallas/Fair Park. The purpose of this plan will be to communicate a cohesive land use vision, guide investment and growth, and identify metrics to measure success. Topics of discussion will include zoning, housing investment, business corridors, transit-oriented development, and other catalytic projects.

The proposed area is generally bounded by the BNSF Railroad to the Southwest closest to the Trinity River, the DART Railroad right-of-way to the Northwest closest to Downtown, the DART Railroad right-of-way North of Fair Park, and White Rock Creek to the East.  This area includes the following neighborhood organizations: Bertrand, Bexar Street Connection, Bonton, Colonial Hill, Dolphin Heights, Fair Park Estates, Mill City, Owenwood, Phillis Wheatley Neighbors, Revitalize South Dallas Coalition, South Blvd/Park Row, St. Phillips, Queen City, Woodlawn.

In November 2020, a taskforce of community leaders and stakeholders was created to provide initial input and help guide the public input process. A robust community engagement schedule will kick off in early 2021 and continue through the year with a plan adoption by City Council in 2022. The Planning effort will be done in parallel with the update to the City's Comprehensive Land Use Plan update and will be incorporated in the update upon adoption. 



​Task Force Meeting #1
​November 18, 2020 - 6pm
​Task Force Meeting #2
​December TBD
​Community Meeting #1
​February, TBD



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Sandra Bowie, MPA
​Planning & Urban Design Dept
Engagement Mgr
Carnell Brame, Jr., AICP
Planning & Urban Design Dept
Planning Mgr
Yesenia Valdez
City Council Office
Council Liaison, CM Balzaldua District 7
Timothy Jackson
City Plan Commission
Commissioner, District 7