City Releases Potential Bond Project List and Map

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Dallasites can now access a myriad of potential projects to be undergone in the city following this year’s upcoming bond election.

The City of Dallas’ Bond and Construction Management Department has released the proposed list of projects in the $1.25 billion 2024 Bond Program. Projects encompass multiple quality-of-life, reconstruction, safety initiatives, and more from downtown to uptown.

The recently unveiled document contains over 800 potential projects that could receive funding from the upcoming bond election. Street and transportation and parks and recreation will receive the most allocations, with over $521 million and just over $345 million, respectively.

According to the document, projects that could come to pass include the construction of a police training academy in partnership with the University of North Texas at Dallas, which would cost $50 million, the replacement of a bridge over the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, which would cost $24.75 million, and a new safari trail habitat at the Dallas Zoo, which would cost $26.5 million.

The most costly of the proposed projects is the Dallas Museum of Art’s improvements, which cost $20,014,618.70. Such updates include installing temperature and humidity control terminal boxes, funding its fire suppression system, replacing switchgear, and more.

Other cultural facilities that could see improvements include Kalita Humphreys Theater, which would cost just over $9 million, Majestic Theatre, which would cost just over $8 million, Meyerson Symphony Center, which would cost just over $7 million, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center, which would cost $450,000.

The city may also see millions of dollars used to enhance streets. For example, $14.9 million would be used to install a two-way cycle track along Harwood Street from Woodall Rodgers Freeway to Main Street, complete with improvements to traffic signals, pavement, and sidewalks. Another $9.15 million would be used to install a “protected bike facility” along Elsie Faye Heggins Street, with urban design improvements to sidewalks and medians.

Other roadway improvements in the bond include alley reconstruction, sidewalk improvements, quiet zone installation, street lighting, street reconstruction, street resurfacing, and more.

Scott Goldstein, chief of external affairs and government relations for Downtown Dallas Inc., sent a letter to stakeholders for the downtown area saying that the funds in the bond would provide “much-needed streets and transportation investment” for the downtown area.

“We believe the $1.25 billion program will provide critical investments to support ongoing economic development, improved public safety, smoother streets, and a growing park system,” said Goldstein in the letter, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

The bond’s election day will be May 4. Early voting will start on April 22 and conclude on April 28.

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