Comprehensive Land Use Plan

2005 Comprehensive Land Use Plan

This information has not been updated. It is for historic purposes. For current information on business development, community revitalization, rezoning, and redevelopment visit the Dallas CityDesign Studio website.

To spur revitalization in the Trinity River Corridor, the City of Dallas is collaborating with state and federal agencies to construct the Trinity River Corridor Project, a public works program involving the construction of expanded flood control and protection, new transportation corridors, and recreational facilities and amenities. The Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which adopted by Dallas City Council in March 2005, serves as a framework for a coordinated approach to the Trinity Project infrastructure improvements, land use and economic development. The geographical area addressed by the Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan is approximately 44,000 acres in size - about 20% of the land area in Dallas. The boundaries of the corridor span from Royal Lane in the north to I-20 in southern Dallas, and approximately 1.5 miles on either side of the Trinity River. The plan will be used to guide development and investment decisions in the Trinity River Corridor. Its broad vision describes the character this corridor should have for the future. It establishes general principles that direct preparation of detailed plans for smaller parts of the corridor. It provides guidance about the appropriate land uses and development patterns for the corridor that can be used by citizens, property owners, and City officials as they review specific development proposals. The Trinity River Comprehensive Land Use Plan includes the following sections:

Table of Contents Introduction

A Vision to Transform Dallas' Trinity River Corridor: Helps readers imagine the future of this business development corridor and describes its key features. This section includes the 2050 Trinity River Corridor 2050 Vision Plan, which provides the guiding principles of the land use planning process, and a vision of the corridor with the Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.

Land Use and Urban Design Throughout the Trinity Corridor: Explains the overall principles that should guide land use and urban design in all parts of the Trinity Corridor. This section includes the Preferred Land Use Plan of the corridor. It also introduces the major planning districts and primary study areas in the plan. Currently, the fourth study district is in progress.

Implementation Strategies Throughout the Trinity Corridor: Explains the capital projects and other tools needed to carry out this plan.

Trinity Corridor District Plans: Provides more detailed direction about the development patterns in particular parts of the corridor. This section describes the seven planning districts, and the twenty-three land use opportunity areas. The land use opportunity areas were selected because they include important existing neighborhood and business assets, and are situated near key Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.

Implementation Strategies Throughout the Trinity Corridor: Explains the capital projects and other tools needed to carry out this plan. Trinity Corridor District Plans: Provides more detailed direction about the development patterns in particular parts of the corridor. This section describes the seven planning districts, and the twenty-three land use opportunity areas. The land use opportunity areas were selected because they include important existing neighborhood and business assets, and are situated near key Trinity River Corridor Project improvements. Creating This Plan: Summarizes the process used to prepare this plan. Background Documents: Lists the resource reports produced during the planning process. These documents are available from the Trinity Project Office. Executive Summary (En espanol)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Complete Adobe PDF, 14.8 MB)
  • Community and Economic Development (18.6 MB)
  • Implementing the Vision Overview (2.0 MB)
    1. Costs, Phasing and Funding (2.6 MB)
    2. Project Schedule (1.8 MB)
    3. Operations and Maintenance (3.3 MB)
    4. Recommendations (207 KB)
  • Long-term Strategy (204 KB)
  • Appendix A - Public Involvement, Input, and Background Information for the Study (23 KB)
  • Appendix B - Capital Cost Estimate (450 KB)
  • Folded Insert Maps
    • Flood Protection (6.4 MB)
    • Environmental Restoration and Management (6.4 MB)
    • Parks and Recreation (6.1 MB)
    • Transportation (6.4 MB)
    • Community and Economic Development (6.6 MB)
  • Other Links
    • Refinement of the Balanced Vision Plan

      (March 22, 2004) another briefing that focused on lake configuration changes to better accommodate the Margaret McDermott Signature Bridge (I-30) initiative and reverse lake flow for the Urban Lake and the Natural Lake. (1.7 MB)

    • Refinement of the Balanced Vision Plan

      (March 1, 2004) presented to the Trinity River Committee that focused on more river channel meanders and less wetlands. (2.8 MB)

    • Possible Funding Scenario

      for the Expanded Basic Program presented to the Dallas City Council on December 3rd, 2003.

    • Reunion Overlook Study

      Conceptual sketches of the pedestrian crossing at Reunion Blvd. (18.3 MB)

    • Trinity Whitewater Master Plan

      Conceptual plans of a standing wave and a full whitewater course. (5.2 MB)

To spur revitalization in the Trinity River Corridor, the City of Dallas is collaborating with state and federal agencies to construct the Trinity River Corridor Project, a public works program involving the construction of new transportation, flood control and park facilities. The Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which adopted by Dallas City Council in March 2005, serves as a framework for a coordinated approach to the Trinity Project infrastructure improvements, land use and economic development. The geographical area addressed by the Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan is approximately 44,000 acres in size - about 20% of the land area in Dallas. The boundaries of the corridor span from Royal Lane in the north to I-20 in southern Dallas, and approximately 1.5 miles on either side of the Trinity River. The plan will be used to guide development and investment decisions in the Trinity River Corridor. Its broad vision describes the character this corridor should have for the future while being mindful of the history and existing neighborhoods and businesses. It establishes general principles that direct preparation of detailed plans for smaller parts of the corridor. It provides guidance about the appropriate land uses and development patterns for the corridor that can be used by citizens, property owners, and City officials as they review specific development proposals. The Trinity River Comprehensive Land Use Plan includes the following sections:

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • A Vision to Transform Dallas' Trinity River Corridor, which imagines the future of this corridor and describes its key features. This section includes the 2050 Trinity River Corridor 2050 Vision Plan, which provides the guiding principles of the land use planning process, and a vision of the corridor with the Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.
  • Land Use and Urban Design Throughout the Trinity Corridor, which explains the overall principles that should guide land use and urban design in all parts of the Trinity Corridor. This section includes the Preferred Land Use Plan of the corridor. It also introduces the major planning districts and primary study areas in the plan.
  • Implementation Strategies Throughout the Trinity Corridor, which explains the capital projects and other tools needed to carry out this plan.
  • Trinity Corridor District Plans, which provides more detailed direction about the development patterns in particular parts of the corridor. This section describes the seven planning districts, and the twenty-three land use opportunity areas. The land use opportunity areas were selected because they include important existing neighborhood and business assets, and are situated near key Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.
  • Creating This Plan, which summarizes the process used to prepare this plan.
  • Background Documents, which lists the resource reports produced during the planning process. These documents are available from the Trinity Project Office.
  • Executive Summary (En espanol)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Complete Adobe PDF, 14.8 MB)
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