Dallas Arts District Dallas Arts District Strategic Assessment and Action Plan Quality of Life Committee Briefing February 9, 2009

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    Dallas Arts District Strategic Dallas Arts District Strategic Assessment and Action PlanAssessment and Action Plan

    Quality of Life Committee BriefingFebruary 9, 2009

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    Purpose of Purpose of BriefingBriefing

    Review process and Review process and draft of the Dallas draft of the Dallas Arts District Strategic Arts District Strategic PlanPlan

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    Councilmember Hunt brings Councilmember Hunt brings together all Arts District together all Arts District

    Stakeholders and the Strategic Stakeholders and the Strategic Planning Council in late 2005.Planning Council in late 2005.

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    Dallas Arts District Area PlanDallas Arts District Area PlanStakeholders GroupStakeholders Group

    Large, Inclusive Representative Large, Inclusive Representative Group of the Arts DistrictGroup of the Arts District40+ members40+ membersRepresentatives fromRepresentatives from Arts District Organizations and GroupsArts District Organizations and Groups Area Property OwnersArea Property Owners Area Churches and Area Churches and Downtown LeadershipDowntown Leadership City StaffCity Staff

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    Public/Private EffortPublic/Private Effort

    The Dallas Arts District Area Plan The Dallas Arts District Area Plan Stakeholders Group raised private funds Stakeholders Group raised private funds to cover half the study costs.to cover half the study costs.

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    Consultant TeamConsultant Team

    Fregonese Fregonese CalthorpeCalthorpe Associates Associates (Planning)(Planning)Mesa Design Group (Urban Design)Mesa Design Group (Urban Design)Carl Walker Inc. (Parking Management)Carl Walker Inc. (Parking Management)

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    Study Area MapStudy Area Map

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    Spiritual Uses Urban UsesResidential Uses

    Cultural Uses

    Public Spaces8

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    New and Active ProjectsNew and Active ProjectsArts One PlazaWoodall Rodgers ParkRouth Street UnderpassMuseum TowerMcKinney Avenue Trolley Extension to DART Transit PlazaDallas Center for the Performing Arts

    Winspear Opera HouseAnnette Strauss Artist SquarePerformance ParkWyly TheatreCity Performance Hall

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    Plan Examines Major IssuesPlan Examines Major IssuesUrban DesignSpecific Design/Planning Issues

    Pearl/Flora IntersectionFlora StreetscapeRouth StreetscapeHarwood ClosureMcKinney Trolley

    ParkingDistrict Governance

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    Stakeholder Workshop Stakeholder Workshop

    Sample of Stakeholder Input:Sample of Stakeholder Input:

    The district should be a critical mass of peopleThe district should be a critical mass of people--friendly residential, commercial and restaurant friendly residential, commercial and restaurant uses.uses.An urban place of which people can be proud.An urban place of which people can be proud.An area where streetscape designs are both An area where streetscape designs are both visually pleasing and pedestrian friendly.visually pleasing and pedestrian friendly.Better coordination of area events and the Better coordination of area events and the challenges they place on the Arts Districtchallenges they place on the Arts District ParkingParking Flow of Traffic and PeopleFlow of Traffic and People Collaboration of activity between area institutionsCollaboration of activity between area institutions

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    Urban Design AnalysisUrban Design Analysis

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    Urban Design Recommendations Urban Design Recommendations

    The establishment of meaningful connections between the Arts District and surrounding neighborhoodsThe establishment of activity areas and nodes associated with public spaces.The creation of memorable streets and spaces within the Arts District.The creation of pedestrian-friendly connections.The development of a definite geographic district, a specific, identifiable place.

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    Urban Design Recommendations Urban Design Recommendations The Pearl/Flora IntersectionThe Pearl/Flora Intersection

    Design a major portal to mark the entrance to Arts District on Pearl and Woodall Rodgers Freeway.Create a pedestrian trail connection from the Arts District to the Woodall Rogers Park.Enhance the pedestrian crossing from Woodall Rogers Park to the Arts District.

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    Urban Design RecommendationsUrban Design RecommendationsFlora Street Urban DesignFlora Street Urban Design

    Upgrade light fixtures, urban furniture and equipment on Flora street and establish uniform plant material and canopy trees. Increase the amount of light on Flora and intersecting streets to create lit corridors.Enhance the streetscape on all streets crossing Flora Street.

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    Make Routh Street a gateway to the arts district from the north side of Woodall Rogers freeway.

    Implement a portal treatment and enhancement of the underpass

    Urban Design Urban Design RecommendationsRecommendations

    RouthRouth Street Street Urban DesignUrban Design

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  • 1717The McKinney Avenue TrolleyThe McKinney Avenue Trolley

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    McKinney Avenue TrolleyMcKinney Avenue TrolleyRecommendationsRecommendations

    Complete the Olive Street extensionCoordinate with DART for alignmentEstablish streetcar advisory committeePrepare streetcar action plan

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    Parking Analysis Parking Analysis Parking Analysis Parking Analysis

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    Parking Analysis ConclusionsParking Analysis Conclusions

    A deficit of parking is projected for combined maximum demand.

    Currently there is sufficient parking available in nearby facilities to accommodate daily museum parking demand.

    As DMA exhibition space expands and attendance increases, additional parking will be warranted in the future.

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    Parking RecommendationsParking Recommendations

    Implement a Parking Management Organization.Plan to expand the underground parking at certain venues.Explore additional shared parking opportunities.

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    Parking Recommendations Parking Recommendations (Continued)(Continued)

    Initially, institute a basic parking management program that offers shared valet services and coordinated signage.Long-term, develop a comprehensive parking and access management program.

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    District Governance and CoordinationRecommendations

    Develop a strong organization that fosters communication and coordination within the Arts District and builds communication links with adjacent areas and organizations.

    Establish clear goals and strategies for the organization.

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    Status of ImplementationStatus of Implementation

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    QuestionsQuestions

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    Dallas Arts District Area PlanDallas Arts District Area PlanStakeholders GroupStakeholders Group

    November, 2006November, 2006

    COMPANY REPRESENTATIVEDallas Opera Karen Stone (Jennifer)

    Dallas Opera John Gage

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra Debra Pena

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra Fred Bronstein (Leslie)

    Dallas Theater Center John Howell

    Deedie Rose's property Deedie Rose

    Dallas Museum of Art Bonnie Pitman (Mary Francis Barlow, Asst.)

    Dallas Museum of Art Judy Conner

    Dallas Museum of Art Jack Lane (Diane Flowers, Exec. Asst.)

    DOWNTOWNdallas John Crawford

    DOWNTOWNdallas - Liaison Paul Lindenberger

    Hall Financial Group Craig Hall (Jan & Barbara-Assts.)

    Hall Financial Group Patricia Meadows

    Museum Tower Lyle Burgin

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    Dallas Arts District Area PlanDallas Arts District Area PlanStakeholders GroupStakeholders Group

    November, 2006November, 2006

    COMPANY REPRESENTATIVENasher Sculpture Center Neil McGlennon

    Nasher Sculpture Center Steve Nash (Ammie)

    Nasher Sculpture Center Vel Hawes

    New development along Ross

    St. Paul United Methodist Church Leah Parker

    St. Paul United Methodist Church Reggie Smith

    St. Paul United Methodist Church Rev. Elzie Odom (Leah Parker)

    Uptown Fellowship Church Janay McDonald

    Uptown Improvement District Tracy Curts

    Woodall Rogers Park/New development along Ross Ray Washburn

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    PROJECT SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVECity of Dallas, Development Services Theresa ODonnell

    City Planners - RTKL Associates, Inc. Paul Shaw

    City Planners - Fregonese Calthorpe & Associates John Fregonese

    City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Maria Munoz-Blanco

    City of Dallas, Public Works and Transportation Tom Wurtz, AIA

    City of Dallas, Public Works and Transportation Keith Manoy

    City of Dallas, Development Services David C. Schleg, AICP

    Dallas Arts District Area PlanDallas Arts District Area PlanStakeholders GroupStakeholders Group

    November, 2006November, 2006

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