DDI Job Opening: Manager – Urban Planning

on August 22, 2016 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, DDI News


Manager – Urban Planning

The Manager of Urban Planning is responsible for managing and influencing planning initiatives that impact Downtown Dallas including both public and private projects. Development of policy guidelines and recommendations for enhancement and activation of the public realm will drive Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) positions and work products. The Manager of Urban Planning will report directly to the VP of Urban Design and Public Space.

Primary Job Duties:

• Review private and public developments to ensure all positively contribute to the Downtown environment

• Oversite and project management of Downtown Dallas 360 plan – mobility plan update

• Work to identify and implement component of Downtown Dallas 360 plan and CityMAP

• Oversee and manage transportation/mobility planning and partnerships/contracts for DDI

• Oversee public realm improvements including streetscapes, pedestrian enhancements, lighting, etc.

• Manage and grow DDI’s Capital Grant program

• Research and interpret City Code and other regulatory guidelines for DDI staff, members, and stakeholders

• Consult with Downtown business owners and stakeholders on regulatory approvals for developments and permits

• Develop strategies to further enhance and activate public spaces in Downtown

• Develop and implement strategies to encourage walking and cycling in Downtown

• Interface and consult with City of Dallas Bike Manager on bicycle facilities in Downtown

• Work with DDI staff to craft DDI policy statements relating to planning and development

• Navigate City Hall processes and build/maintain City relationships to help private stakeholders, developments, and projects

• Work with DART on public transportation planning in Downtown

• Compile and produce, in partnership with other DDI staff, reports relating to DDI and private development achievement tracking

• Interface with City of Dallas mobility and transportation planners on manners related to mobility, wayfinding, and transportation

• Work with City of Dallas on planning initiatives such as Neighborhood Plus, Downtown Dallas Parks Plan, Downtown Dallas 360 plan, etc.

• Work with surrounding neighborhoods to support planning in adjacent neighborhoods and enhanced physical connections between neighborhoods/districts

• Analyze existing residential trends, demands, and demographics to further development of housing policy stances that will lead to a diverse residential population

Core Competencies:

• Software: ESRI – Arc GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

• Ability to interface with property owners, residents, City staff, and elected officials

• Ability to read, interpret, and write City, State, and Federal codes and other regulatory documents

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