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July 18, 2014 


globally desired, locally inspired

John F. Crawford President and CEO Downtown Dallas, Inc.

downtowndallas.com, where you can find all there is to see and do in Downtown, in addition to market data and information important to doing business in the area.

in November, and we would not be able to make such an impact on Downtown without the recent seven-year renewal of the Downtown Improvement District.

The success of our Downtown Safety Patrol and Clean Team continues to make a significant difference in reinforcing a safe and clean Downtown. D-Link, a new and free entertainment shuttle, launched

More than 4,000 residential units are either under construction or announced throughout greater Downtown’s 15 districts (as outlined in Downtown Dallas 360), and new and renewed office leases in 2013

totaled more than 1.5 million square feet of activity. And 2013 ended with DDI literally reaching new heights, moving to our new office on the 71st floor of Bank of America Plaza where we now occupy the highest office space in North Texas. Come see us! As goes Downtown, so goes Dallas. The best is yet to come.

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For 55 years, Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) has been dedicated to maintaining an economically and socially vibrant heart of our city. And as Downtown has evolved, so has the organization’s mission, now one aimed at fostering a multidimensional environment comprised of a range of businesses, from the Fortune 500 to startup, a diverse base of residents, a thriving arts community, and a variety of unique dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences. With the help of our members, stakeholders, and public-private cooperation, 2013 was a year full of success that furthered our mission. And in just the first part of 2014 alone, groundbreakings, relocations, and project announcements in Downtown Dallas have hit the news at a more aggressive pace than ever. Progress has continued with the implementation of our strategic plan, Downtown Dallas 360, including: on-street parking improvements; the expansion of bike lanes; ordinance changes to encourage street vending and sidewalk cafes; The Connected City Design Challenge; sidewalk and streetscape improvements; and major development ‘wins’ in 360 Focus Areas such as the Dallas Farmers Market, Lamar Corridor, and Main Street District. Downtown has been front and center in the media this year, from local features to garnering acclaim in the national spotlight. Our first full year of “Pulse of the City,” DDI’s weekly radio show sponsored by the law firm of Munck Wilson Mandala, is under our belts. And we launched our new website,

With sincere appreciation to Downtown Dallas, Inc. and The City of Dallas For Information: (214) 720-1401




ABOUT DOWNTOWN DALLAS, INC. Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is a private, nonprofit organization funded by voluntary membership dues and assessment reven