Texas Trees Foundation, in partnership with the Southwestern Medical District (SWMD), is embarking on a vision for greener streetscapes. The public space within the District is an area in critical need of urban heat island mitigation, beautification and connectivity. The primary goal of this project is to generate a master plan that reflects a sense of place, identifying the District as a place of healing while providing a sanctuary to sick and well alike. The plan will prioritize a healthy environment, establish healthy ecosystems and encourage healthy life styles whether you are walking or driving through the area.
The plan will articulate a design that considers how economic development may be positively stimulated in and around the District. This will be addressed through guidelines and standards that positively impact the walking or driving experience, environmental impacts and the connection to these world renowned hospitals, businesses, learning institutions and residents. Building on previous work and important documents such as the City of Dallas Complete Streets Design Manual we will create the future for the history yet to be made within the District.
Public input is important as the Design Team moves forward to create a holistic plan. The Texas Trees Foundation will host a public workshop on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Sammons Center for the Arts, located at 3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219. All are welcome to attend, including children.
The meeting will review the vision and goals, site analysis and include a mapping activity to gain an understanding of issues and desires within the study area’s boundaries. If interested in attending, an RSVP is preferred, but not required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you wish to attend the public workshop.
For more information, contact Janette Monear, President and CEO of Texas Trees Foundation, at (214) 273-6688 or email@example.com.