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 area is generally bounded by 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 Roack Creek to the East. This area incluses the following neighborhood organizations: Bertrand, Bexar Street, Connection, Bonton, Colonial Hill, Fair Park Estates, Mill City, Pea Penn Estates, Phillis Wheatley Neighbors, Revitalize South Dallas Coalition, South Blvd/Park Row, St. Phillips, Queen City and 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
Meeting Presentation
​Task Force Meeting #2
​December 17, 2021
Meeting Presentation
​Task Force Meeting #3
​January 28, 2021
Meeting Presentation
Task Force Meeting #4
​February 25, 2021
Meeting Presentation
​Community Meeting



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​Chris Aslam​Business Owner
​Daron Babcock​Bonton Farms
​Jason Brown​Park Row NA
​Shannon Brown​South Side Quarter Development Corp.
​Dorothy Hopkins​Frazier Revitalization Inc
​Eva Jones ​SDFP Faith Coalition/Queen City NA
​Hank Lawson ​Resident
​Linda McMahon​The Real Estate Council
​Sherri Mixon​TR Hoover CDC
​Diane Ragsdale​Innercity CDC
​Joli Robinson​Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
​Julie Saqueton​St. Phillips CDC
​Jim Slaughter​Fair Park Merchant Association
​Ken Smith​Revitalize South Dallas Coalition
​Scottie Smith​Scottie Smith & Associates
​Tabitha Wheeler​Business Owner/Woodlawn NA
​Marilyn Williams​South Fair CDC
​updated January 2021


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