District 7

​City Council District 7​​

​A Letter from Councilmember Carolyn Davis

​ Dear Friends:​

This is an exciting time for all of us in District 7, with tremendous opportunities on the horizon. These opportunities will transform and revitalize our community.

On November 15, we were pleased to announce the location for a new branch library and a new recreation center which will serve the White Rock community. The White Rock Hills Branch Library and the recreation center will provide educational opportunities for youth and adults and will also be a catalyst for economic development that will benefit the entire City of Dallas.

We’re also on track to leverage the tremendous traffic and activity generated by Fair Park. With more than seven million visitors annually, Fair Park is a District 7 gem. Redevelopment of this area is key to achieving our vision: making Fair Park a major destination in Dallas and the region. The Bexar Street Redevelopment Corridor will provide retail shops, urban town homes, pedestrian improvements and plazas, DART linkages, public infrastructure improvements, employment and job training facilities and links to the future Trinity River.

The Trinity River Corridor Project will improve the quality of life for all residents. In District 7, we will soon see increased flood protection from newly built levees. Conversion of the S.M. Wright Freeway will reduce traffic and lower speeds, thus improving safety and allowing more pedestrian amenities. The Trinity Corridor will also create greater access to public parks and other recreational areas, plus economic development opportunities that will benefit all members of the Dallas community.

A partnership with the City and the Dallas Housing Authority has helped us substantially redevelop the Frazier Neighborhood. A $228,000 Community Block Grant from the City provided 310 new town homes, and future projects include a senior housing facility and a planned mixed use entertainment district.

Community Housing Development Organizations have been building homes and fulfilling dreams for local families for decades. As a Councilmember, I’ve seen the tremendous difference a house can make to one family, and what a neighborhood of new homes can mean to an entire community. Many of these organizations work in partnership with the City and their basic missions are to offer quality affordable homes and focus on the revitalization of neighborhoods. I salute their efforts in District 7.

More changes and opportunities are in our future. I’m proud to represent your interests, and I ask for your help in keeping the momentum going. Please let me know your concerns, observations and ideas about how we can continue to improve the quality of life in our District.

Together, we will make a difference.

Best regards,

Carolyn R. Davis