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 Rock Creek to the East. This area includes 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.