Urban renewal is an economic development tool to encourage private investment within a specific geographic area (district). This is done by investing public funds into capital improvements and private property improvement projects within the district. The purpose of urban renewal is to increase the total taxable value of the district.
The City of Dallas Urban Renewal Area is essentially composed of the downtown core area (see map below) and was approved in 2005. The Urban Renewal Plan contains both the structure and potential projects of the district.
Property Improvement Programs
The following programs are available to property owners inside the Urban Renewal District to encourage and assist with improvement projects:
Minor Maintenance Grant Program
The Minor Maintenance Grant Program offers property owners up to $500 to make small improvements or 'quick fixes' to their property. No matching private funds are needed to participate in this program. The application form can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Minor Maintenance Grant Application Form.
Facade Improvement Grant Program
This program offers property owners up to $10,000 to repair and/or make improvements to the facades of their buildings. There are two grant categories depending on the type of work proposed. Private matching funds are needed to participate in this program. For more information and to submit an application, please click on the following link: Facade Improvement Grant Application Form.
- Downtown Urban Renewal Plan - August 16, 2004
- Report Accompanying the Draft Downtown Dallas Urban Renewal Plan - July 16, 2004
- Urban Renewal District Map - July 9, 2004
- 2010 Financial Analysis of the Dallas Urban Renewal District - January 5, 2010