Dallas’ key urban assets, Downtown and the Trinity River, are experiencing rebirth and rejuvenation, lifting the city’s quality of life and sense of place. Downtown Dallas is emerging as a vibrant collection of neighborhoods, and the Trinity River Corridor is transforming from floodway to public space. Existing patterns between downtown and the river offer no natural or inviting way of connecting Downtown to the planned Trinity River Corridor Park.
The existing conditions between downtown and our river are the result of a collection of independent infrastructure and development decisions made over the past century. Priorities for needed flood control and regional mobility have built a physical condition presenting a challenge to advancing the future priority of connecting these two urban assets.
The Connected City Design Challenge seeks bold design solutions connecting our Downtown and Trinity River overcoming the physical, psychological, and economic divide existing today. We are poised to realize a truly connected and livable future.