Partner-Urban Development, Design and Planning Space Between Design Studio Dallas, Texas
Cities are recognizing the opportunities that freeway removals can provide when they look at their aging in-city highways. I-345 is a highway through the heart of Dallas, but the corridor can be so much more if it is reimagined for economic development, quality public realm, and multimodal access.
Discuss the consensus-building effort that engaged competing and individual interests, along with peripheral controversial issues, that led to a widely-supported path forward.
Provide a history of highway removals and the options available to move vehicular traffic while providing a vibrant, safe, and connected public realm that incentivizes development and improves neighborhoods.
Assess integration of innovative strategies: accessibility, inclusiveness, stormwater management, energy solutions, and more flexible programming in order to meet the expanding needs and desires of shifting cultures and contemporary users.
Explore the economic development value and determine benefits for each concept and how realistic the outcomes are being considered for these transportation choices.