Builders

City publishes 2015 Economic Development Profile

City publishes 2015 Economic Development Profile

The City of Dallas’ Office of Economic Development (OED) recently released its 2015 Economic Development Profile so that businesses and citizens can use the best available data to make informed decisions about locating and growing within Dallas. The Economic Profile represents the current business climate for local, national, and international firms and investors. OED’s annual profile is the product of …

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Lancaster Urban Village project receives national recognition

Lancaster Urban Village project receives national recognition

The City of Dallas has received a National Development Council (NDC) award for Creative Financing of the Lancaster Urban Village (LUV) project, a new housing investment in the Lancaster Corridor. The NDC award recognizes innovative and impactful developments which change the lives of residents in underserved communities across the country. Opening in June 2014, LUV is the culmination of five …

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New Love Field parking garage will accommodate increased passengers

New Love Field parking garage will accommodate increased passengers

A new parking garage at Dallas Love Field will help alleviate faster than anticipated growth in passenger activity following repeal of the Wright Amendment. Director of Aviation Mark Duebner said 2014 holiday travel filled airport garages, valet and adjacent lots to capacity. Love field currently has 2,980 parking spaces in Garage A and 4,000 in Garage B, plus valet and …

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Public forums to begin on Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report

Public forums to begin on Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report

A series of public forums will be held in Dallas over the next month to gather feedback on the Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report. View the Forums on the Trinity Parkway “Dream Team”​ Report The forums will be hosted by the City of Dallas, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations throughout the city. Assistant City Manager Mark McDaniel and city …

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Innovators

City information systems enable key messaging during crises

City information systems enable key messaging during crises

When disasters strike, the City of Dallas must be prepared to assemble and provide the support needed to keep its citizens safe. Seemingly every citizen owns a mobile phone and can be reached 24/7. This accessibility has given cities, municipalities and other public and private-sector organizations expanded options for notifying its citizens and employees of critical real-time information during floods, …

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City converts grease to energy

City converts grease to energy

A Dallas Water Utilities program is creating energy from used grease and cooking oils through a citywide recycling effort. Cease the Grease started as part of Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to reduce grease related sanitary sewer overflows. The program began in April 2005 on a limited basis and expanded in …

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Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Ethics refers to standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people ought to do, usually in terms of duties, principles, specific virtues, or benefits to society. The Office of Ethics and Diversity’s exists to ensure the public trust by promoting a culture of ethics and sensitivity within the City of Dallas. The Office works alongside all departments within the …

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Saving water one leak at a time

Saving water one leak at a time

Water is a valuable commodity. Across the United States, water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and it is becoming increasingly difficult for utilities to manage its water loss due to potential pipeline leaks and failures. Leaks that escalate in to failures can be costly to correct and have an impact on communities. The American Water Works Association reports that over …

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Givers

Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: John Clark

Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: John Clark

The 200 block of Simpson Street in Dallas is a busy medical facility parking lot today, but 103 years ago it was home to 23 modest cottages and more than 100 residents. By all accounts, life on the “handsome” block full of “happy and smiling homes” was as bucolic as possible in a growing city. June 23 1902 began as …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue honors promise to never forget

Dallas Fire-Rescue honors promise to never forget

It is said by many that the firefighting profession is a calling. This saying gains significant credence when one considers the ability to put aside the natural instinct to flee danger, and instead, run towards it. In its history, Dallas Fire-Rescue has lost 70 men to LODD—an acronym no fire professional ever wants to see, signifying a line of duty …

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Summer Meals for kids now available at 11 Dallas Public Library branches

Summer Meals for kids now available at 11 Dallas Public Library branches

Besides feeding hungry kids, the free Summer Lunch program is also enhancing the success of the library’s summer activities. “We’re finding that families are coming for lunch, then staying for the programs, to the point that we are running out of project materials,” said Youth Services Administrator Melissa Dease. For the second year, Dallas Public Library branches are providing free …

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Library and City of Learning present Turn Up! Discovery Faire Saturday June 20

Library and City of Learning present Turn Up! Discovery Faire Saturday June 20

Kids are invited to “Turn Up!” to make, create, craft, play and learn at the Dallas Public Library on Saturday June 20. The Dallas City of Learning free family event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on various floors at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. Here are a few of the activities for ages 2 …

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Inside City Hall

Street Services hosts wellness expo

Street Services hosts wellness expo

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently hosted the Southeast Service Center Health & Wellness Expo for City of Dallas …

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City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently participated in an audit conducted under the authority of the City Charter and …

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City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

Today the City of Dallas filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a declaratory judgment to determine which gate slots …

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City Park and Recreation Board approves recommendations for Fair Park

City Park and Recreation Board approves recommendations for Fair Park

The City of Dallas’ Park and Recreation Board passed and approved four key modifications to the Mayor’s Fair Park Task …

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City Council votes to repeal single-use bag ordinance

City Council votes to repeal single-use bag ordinance

June 3, 2015: The Dallas City Council today voted to repeal Chapter 9C of the Dallas City Code (commonly known …

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Finding Rover will use facial recognition to find lost dogs

Finding Rover will use facial recognition to find lost dogs

The City of Dallas now has a new way to reunite owners with their lost dogs. It’s called Finding Rover, …

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