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
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.
Carolyn R. Davis