Several important planning studies that impact East Dallas are heating up. Each study focuses on a different major thoroughfare. While the purpose of each study is slightly different, the goals are the same. We want to improve transportation, land use and the visual look in the area.

Haskell Alignment & Design

The Haskell Avenue Alignment and Design Study is a joint project by the City of Dallas and Dallas County. The County’s involvement has been to explore various alignments for Haskell. An executive committee was established by the City Council to guide the Haskell design process.

The City’s Thoroughfare Plan reflects a 160-foot right-of-way as suggested by the Mill Creek study. The executive committee will make recommendations to the Council regarding the final geometric alignment and design issues.

After an alignment is approved by the Council, the committee will begin work on design issues, such as the typical roadway section, landscaping and community connectors.

The sections of Haskell from Central Expressway to Bryan and from Main to Fair Park have generally been agreed upon as a straight 160-foot right-of-way along the current Haskell roadway.

Three alignment alternatives from Bryan to Main were presented at a public meeting held Oct. 12. The committee is using the public comments to further study each alternative and its impacts.

A briefing to the City Transportation Committee occurred Nov. 13. Prior to Council consideration, an additional public meeting will be held. The time and location will be announced.

For information, please contact Trudy O’Reilly, executive committee chair, at 871-0100, or Adela Sanchez, council assistant, at 670-4048.

Henderson Design & Land Use

The goal of the Henderson Avenue Urban Design Study is to develop urban design criteria and an implementation mechanism that will improve the visual character of the area, create a sense of identity and enhance the pedestrian-oriented characteristics of the area. The area will encompass Henderson from Central Expressway on the west to Ross on the east.

The study will be performed in conjunction with an eight-member steering committee comprised of business representatives, resident representatives and City Plan Commission members.

A Planned Development District will be created for the area addressing land use regulations, lighting, landscaping, parking, screening, streetscape improvements, façade treatments and signage improvements.

The preliminary efforts to begin this study started in November. It is anticipated that by August 1996, the study will be presented to the Council for adoption.

For information, please contact Leif Sandberg, planning manager, Department of Planning and Development, at 670-4213.

Greenville Urban Design

The goal of the Greenville Avenue Urban Design Study is to develop urban design criteria and an implementation mechanism to protect the visual character of the area, to establish a visual sense of identity and to enhance the area’s pedestrian-oriented characteristics.

The area will encompass those business-zoned properties on Greenville from Ross on the south to Meadow on the north.

The study will be performed in conjunction with a steering committee representing the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association. A Planned Development District may be considered for the area addressing land use regulations, lighting, landscaping, parking, screening, streetscape improvement, façade treatments and signage improvements.

The overall project will be addressed in phases, with the first phase extending north from Ross to Mockingbird.

The preliminary efforts to begin this study started in August. It is anticipated that by July 1996, the study will be presented to the Council for adoption.

For information, please contact Eduardo Escobedo, assistant director, Department of Planning and Development, at 670-4538.


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