Economic Development and Planning

It’s that time of year again, and the sights and sounds of the holidays aren’t forgotten in Downtown Dallas. Dallas is known for its cityscape, skyline, and beautiful lights anyway, and the holidays crank it up a notch. There may be a giant eyeball Downtown, but your eyes may feel that big with the lights […]

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for our many blessings and a time for me to think about all of you who day-in and day-out continue to make a difference in the progress being made Downtown.  So, I want to take this moment to let you know how much I appreciate the opportunity to […]

City Leaders joined Omni Hotels and Resorts to commemorate the ceremonial topping out of the new 23-story Omni Dallas Hotel. The 700-person construction crew reached this milestone a little more than one year after the groundbreaking of the new convention center hotel. A special ceremony and reception were held at the construction site where a […]

THOMAS C. LEPPERT MAYOR   For Immediate Release: September 23, 2010 Contact: Chris Heinbaugh 214-670-0773   GLOBAL FIRM MOVING TO DOWNTOWN DALLAS MoneyGram International Will Relocate in November Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert announced today that MoneyGram International (NYSE:MGI) is moving its corporate headquarters from Minneapolis to Downtown Dallas. The relocation, effective November 1, 2010, will […]

The federal government announced it is awarding the M-Line a $4.9 million grant. In addition, the federal grant will be matched by $5 million from the North Texas Council of Governments and this could make a huge impact on Downtown transportation. The extension down Olive Street to Federal Street is already funded and work will […]

Beginning July 14 access to/from Riverfront and Woodall Rodgers will be limited due to the construction of the Woodall Rodgers extension.  The text of the press release from the Texas Department of Transportation and the city of Dallas follows: Construction Closes Parts of a Major Central Dallas Intersection Woodall Rodgers at Riverfront Boulevard closed until […]

On April 14, Dallas City Council approved a reallocation of funds to implement two critical studies for Downtown, one to focus on parking, the other to further retail development in the Main Street District. Both projects will be managed by Downtown Dallas, Inc., in partnership with the City, and will be conducted in concert with […]

In Downtown Dallas, that is! Last Friday, Steve Brown took the news public that CB Richard Ellis plans to move its regional office from LBJ to 2100 McKinney.  They’re negotiating on 90,000 square feet. Today, Cushman & Wakefield, another one of the most premier commercial real estate firms in the country (“the largest privately held in the world”), […]

A couple of quick shout outs! One.  Getting Famous… Seeking Paid EXTRAS for a new television pilot being shot DOWNTOWN starring Job Voight! (courtesy of the Dallas Film Commission) Today is the final day of filming on this television project and they are casting paid EXTRAS for a special scene that takes place TODAY – Wednesday 3/31/10 in […]

Last week, MIG was back in Dallas for another intensive round of work sessions as we progress forward in the creation of Downtown Dallas 360. This three day window focused primarily on two topics – Transit and the Public Realm.  Centering on each of these topics, roll-up-your-sleeves work sessions were held with City, DART and […]

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