Government Connections - Fall 2016 - 9
There are always big things happening
in Dallas. As one of the top destination in
Texas, there's plenty to see and explore.
And when it comes to meetings, Dallas
delivers. The Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center Dallas has been
recognized as "The Best-Run Convention
Center in America," and the city is known
for its affordability, accessibility and
Here's a sneak peak of some of what's
new in Dallas.
KATY TRAIL EXPANSION |
COMPLETION DATE: SUMMER 2016
One of the most popular biking and
hiking trails in Dallas is getting an upgrade.
The 3.5-mile trail, connecting visitors and
locals from the American Airlines Center
in Victory Park to restaurants and shops
in Uptown, is being extended into East
Dallas via a cantilever bridge spanning
North Central Expressway. The new
section of the trail will help visitors get to
Mockingbird Station in East Dallas and
will connect with other trails in the Lake &
Garden District to create a serene walking
loop throughout the city.
THE STAR | COMPLETION DATE:
Home to the new Dallas Cowboys
headquarters and practice facility, The
Star in Frisco will become the latest
destination for the ultimate Cowboys fan.
What's New in
The campus will feature an entertainment
district filled with restaurants and shops
and The Ford Center, a 12,000-seat
practice facility that will be shared with the
local school district.
CEDARS/SOUTHSIDE DISTRICT |
COMPLETION DATE: 2016
Located walking distance from the
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, the Cedars/Southside district
will provide a multitude of dining and
entertainment options for the thousands of
conventioneers that come to Dallas each
year. Among the new attractions in the
area are Glass Half Full Taproom and an
eight-screen Alamo Draft House theater,
scheduled to open in February 2016.
VICTORY PARK |
COMPLETION DATE: 2016
Victory Park is the place to meet friends
for a bite and drinks before or after a
Dallas Mavericks basketball or Dallas Stars
hockey game, and soon there will be more
reasons to stick around. The $100 million
redevelopment of Victory Park has signed
its first wave of restaurants and retailers
and will include an eight-screen luxury
movie theater, scheduled to open in 2017.
DALLAS STREETCAR |
COMPLETION DATE: 2017
In 2017, the Dallas Streetcar will expand
into the Bishop Arts District with an
added stop at the Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center Dallas. The Dallas
Streetcar is a 1.6-mile dedicated streetcar
track that provides access to travelers
from Oak Cliff to Downtown Dallas.
Opened to the public in Spring 2015, the
project is the first in the United States to
use wireless traction power as it crosses
the Houston Street Viaduct, a 101-year-old
bridge and local landmark.
TRINITY LAKES |
COMPLETION DATE: ONGOING
In 2015, construction began on the
first phase of the Trinity Urban Lakes, a
planned 200-acre park that will eventually
become a central gathering place for
Dallas visitors and locals alike. A total of
three lakes will be constructed with the
first two located just outside of Downtown
Dallas. A third lake will be constructed
north of the Trinity Groves area.
DOWNTOWN DALLAS HOTEL
GROWTH | COMPLETION
Dallas' hotel development market is
expected to continue its rapid growth
with more than a dozen new projects,
eight of which are located in Downtown
Dallas. Ground-up construction
and conversion projects totaling
approximately $1.72 billion will add nearly
2,500 rooms to the city's inventory in the
next three years.