Comprehensive Land Use Plan

To spur revitalization in the Trinity River Corridor, the City of Dallas is collaborating with state and federal agencies to construct the Trinity River Corridor Project, a public works program involving the construction of new transportation, flood control and park facilities. The Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which adopted by Dallas City Council in March 2005, serves as a framework for a coordinated approach to the Trinity Project infrastructure improvements, land use and economic development.

The geographical area addressed by the Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan is approximately 44,000 acres in size - about 20% of the land area in Dallas. The boundaries of the corridor span from Royal Lane in the north to I-20 in southern Dallas, and approximately 1.5 miles on either side of the Trinity River.

The plan will be used to guide development and investment decisions in the Trinity River Corridor. Its broad vision describes the character this corridor should have for the future. It establishes general principles that direct preparation of detailed plans for smaller parts of the corridor. It provides guidance about the appropriate land uses and development patterns for the corridor that can be used by citizens, property owners, and City officials as they review specific development proposals.

The Trinity River Comprehensive Land Use Plan includes the following sections:

Table of Contents
A Vision to Transform Dallas' Trinity River Corridor
Imagines the future of this corridor and describes its key features. This section includes the 2050 Trinity River Corridor 2050 Vision Plan, which provides the guiding principles of the land use planning process, and a vision of the corridor with the Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.
Land Use and Urban Design Throughout the Trinity Corridor
Explains the overall principles that should guide land use and urban design in all parts of the Trinity Corridor. This section includes the Preferred Land Use Plan of the corridor. It also introduces the major planning districts and primary study areas in the plan.
Implementation Strategies Throughout the Trinity Corridor
Explains the capital projects and other tools needed to carry out this plan.
Trinity Corridor District Plans
provides more detailed direction about the development patterns in particular parts of the corridor. This section describes the seven planning districts, and the twenty-three land use opportunity areas. The land use opportunity areas were selected because they include important existing neighborhood and business assets, and are situated near key Trinity River Corridor Project improvements.
Creating This Plan
Summarizes the process used to prepare this plan.
Background Documents
Lists the resource reports produced during the planning process. These documents are available from the Trinity Project Office.
Executive Summary | (En español)
Complete Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan​​