Dallas and its Emerging TOD: Transforming the Region through Walkable Urbanism 

October 24, 2022 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Traditional Neighborhood Development/New Urbanism Transit-Oriented Development Urban Design
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Over the past 10 years, Dallas-Fort Worth has been one of the most active markets-if not the most active-in terms of new development. What’s less known is the tremendous growth of walkable urban neighborhoods, a key factor in the region’s ability to attract top talent and the companies that employ those workers. This tour will take visitors through the evolution and transformation of Dallas from a car-only region to one of the burgeoning centers for walkable urbanism, as outlined in the 2018 WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Dallas-Fort Worth report by Christopher Leinberger. Local resident, Brandon Palanker, who serves as Co-Chair of ULI DFW’s Transit Oriented Development Council and who led local efforts for the Walk-Up Wake Up report, will guide this tour.

The day begins with a ride on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit or, DART, to Tyler Station, the brainchild of local developer and renegade, Monte Anderson. Tyler Station is a prime example of innovative mixed-use TOD in Southern Dallas. The multimodal tour will continue with a trip on the M-Line Trolley through downtown and the emerging arts district, stopping in Dallas’ most mature and vibrant walkable urban nodes of Uptown. From here, the group will take a walking tour through West Village and Cityplace – the heart (and birthplace) of Dallas’ still emerging walkable urban lifestyle.
The tour continues with a DART ride to Carrollton to learn from public and private participants in one of the region’s most transformative downtown revitalizations. After a break for some fabulous Texas BBQ, attendees will learn what’s next at Trinity Mills, an emerging TOD north of downtown, as well as what the future holds for the Silver Line expansion of DART. This tour is filling up quickly. Don’t wait to JOIN US!