Strategic Business Unit

Strategic Business Unit


​Dallas is a vibrant, economically diverse city that is among the fastest growing large metros in the country.

This rapid growth and high volume of projects have resulted in more (and often times increasingly complex) permit requests from the development community.  

The overall objective of the Strategic Business Unit is to improve the City of Dallas' development review process by:

  • Acting as project managers for the development community, guiding projects through the review process
  • Improving communication between customers and City employees
  • Improving efficiencies of operations
  • Establishing a consistent and navigable system that ensure development projects are reviewed in a timely manner
  • Establishing metrics to measure performance

The Strategic Business Unit is a resource to the development community.  Whether it's answering questions or helping them navigate the City's review process to ensure their project is approved in a timely manner.  We want to partner with the development community and welcome any ideas, suggestions and comments that can help us identify new enhancement opportunities.  

Contact Us​​​

Please feel free to contact any of our team members or visit us at our office located at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center - 320 E. Jefferson Blvd, Room 101 Dallas, TX 75203.

U. Vernon Young, Jr.
(l) Assistant Director
Office: 214-948-4059                                                                                                     

Margie Saabedra
Administrative Specialist II
Office: 214-948-4120                                                                   

Carolina Giron Yumet
Sr. Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: TBD

Daniel Nigo
Sr. Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: 214-948-4372

Harim Perez
Sr. Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: 214-948-4104

Irma Hayes
Sr. Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: 214-948-4352

Misty Nelson
Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: 214-948-4514

Nikki Dunn
Project Coordinator -Development 
Office: 214-948-4366

Willie G. Franklin Jr.
Project Coordinator - Development 
Office: 214-948-4147