Walnut Hill/Denton Train Station, Dallas TX
Report Summary:

In October of 2019, a tornado passed through north and northwestern Dallas, Texas, directly impacting an approximately 16-mile area and damaging or destroying homes, businesses, public facilities and the tree canopy. The City of Dallas asked ULI to convene a virtual Advisory Services Panel (vASP) to focus on a study area approximately a half (1/2) mile around the Walnut Hill/ Denton Drive Dallas Area Rapid Transit station impacted by the tornado. The panel was asked to provide recommendations on how to foster greater social cohesion within the study area business and demographic populations while promoting climate resilience and environmental justice.  This vASP is the first in a larger series of resilience technical assistance and learning opportunities managed by ULI’s Urban Resilience Program, called the Resilient Land Use Cohort. During its two-and-a-half-day engagement, the all-volunteer panel of national experts received a briefing from the city of Dallas, spoke to more than 30 local stakeholders, deliberated as a group, and developed a set of recommendations that were presented to the public.  This report outlines these recommendations in greater detail, reflecting narratives drafted by panelists during the engagement.

Report Summary: In October of 2019, a tornado passed through north and northwestern Dallas, Texas, directly impacting an approximately 16-mile area and damaging or destroying homes, businesses, public facilities and the tree canopy. The City of Dallas asked ULI to convene a virtual Advisory Services Panel (vASP) to focus on a study area approximately a half (1/2) mile around the Walnut Hill/ Denton Drive Dallas Area Rapid Transit station impacted by the tornado. The panel was asked to provide recommendations on how to foster greater social cohesion within the study area business and demographic populations while promoting climate resilience and environmental justice.  This vASP is the first in a larger series of resilience technical assistance and learning opportunities managed by ULI’s Urban Resilience Program, called the Resilient Land Use Cohort. During its two-and-a-half-day engagement, the all-volunteer panel of national experts received a briefing from the city of Dallas, spoke to more than 30 local stakeholders, deliberated as a group, and developed a set of recommendations that were presented to the public.  This report outlines these recommendations in greater detail, reflecting narratives drafted by panelists during the engagement.

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City of Dallas / Office of Economic Development Sponsor
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