UTA study to examine effect of Dallas Executive Airport growth on area neighborhoods
The City of Dallas has tapped the University of Texas at Arlington to examine how future enhancements at Dallas Executive Airport in south Oak Cliff could spur economic growth and enhance the quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods.
Graduate students from UTA’s Institute of Urban Studies in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) will develop a land use study to act as a guide for future development around the airport.
“There will be many development opportunities for the airport and the surrounding area in the next few years,” said City of Dallas Aviation Director Mark Duebner. “The recommendations that come from this study will steer us to make the best choices for this community,” he said.
The Executive Airport land use study highlights UTA’s commitment to shaping sustainable urban communities as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions | Global Impact.
The institute is currently working with the city of Dallas to assess walkability and the pedestrian experience in the downtown area. In the past two years, the institute also has completed a Dallas Fair Park proposal, a Waxahachie trails plan, a comprehensive plan for Palestine, TX, a Mineral Wells downtown redevelopment plan and many other projects.