Dallas City Council

Dallas’ ‘Hidden Gem’ Could Become a Walkable Community After City Council Approved $390M Master Plan for Hensley Field

by | Dec 21, 2022
Since 1929, everything from WWII-era planes to F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats once buzzed Hensley Field in Southwest Dallas. Someday soon, fleets of bulldozers may be taking over—turning the site into a "walkable community" with 12,000 jobs and 6,800 residences. "This is one of the greatest projects that's going to happen in the future of the city," said City Council Member Jaynie Schultz.
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City of Dallas Proclaims ‘FBI Dallas Hate Crimes Awareness Day,’ Unveils Murals
by | Oct 3, 2022
Extending an FBI national media campaign to fight hate crimes, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson proclaimed October 3 as "FBI Dallas Hate Crimes Awareness Day." Wrap ads on DART buses and trains will help spread the word, and newly painted murals in two Dallas communities aim to help, too. "Through this proclamation, we are acknowledging that hate is real. But so is love," Mayor Johnson said.
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Meet the Inaugural Board of Directors of the Dallas Economic Development Corporation
by | Aug 24, 2022
The newly created Dallas Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit aimed at attracting new businesses to the city, while supporting economic and workforce development. Formed with the help of $7 million in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dallas EDC now has its first board of directors, after receiving approval from the Dallas City Council. “The corporation will play an integral part in growing the Dallas business community, and we need passionate and qualified people at the helm,” said Councilmember Tennell Atkins, chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee.
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Developers Look South: Onu Ventures Plans New 12‑Acre Project in Southern Dallas
by | Jul 18, 2022
Onu Ventures' residential and retail development at the intersection of I-20 and I-45 will include a grocery store and amenities centered around green space to create community.

The Onu Ventures project adds to other developments looking to build in the southern part of the city. Last month, Hoque Global announced its 270-acre University Hills development located next to the University of North Texas at Dallas campus.
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New Dallas International District to Turn Valley View-Galleria Area Into Global Showplace

by | Jan 4, 2022
Get ready for worlds to collide: With a plan 10 years in the making, Dallas' new International District will provide a unique home for international businesses of all sizes—along with a new 20-acre central park, international festivals, community gatherings, and a nearby PreK-12 STEAM International Academy being built by the Dallas ISD.

Funded by a public-private partnership, the district is also a testing ground for innovation with a civic smart zone and automated people mover.
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Dallas Mayor Releases Major ‘Upskilling Dallas’ Report to Help Drive Workforce Development
by | Nov 19, 2021
"Together, we can build the workforce of the future—one that will attract and grow businesses, build equity, and sustain our city’s outstanding economic growth for years to come," Mayor Eric Johnson said on the report's release.
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Booster Lauds New Dallas Mobile Fueling Ordinance as Vital in COVID-19 Pandemic
by | Mar 26, 2020
Booster says the ordinance will better allow it to bring gas to its clients who are sheltering in place.
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