Opportunity Areas

In addition to catalyst initiatives, Dallas has identified ten areas for more intense development. The City is targeting a disproportionate share of city bond funds in these areas, knowing that the capital improvements will support additional private investment. The areas below are long-established commercial centers that are either in transition from one dominant land use to another commercial use or which can be the site of more regional growth.


Asian Trade District
The Asian Trade District is Dallas’ most prominent international business district focusing especially on Asian imports.
Asian Trade District Fact Sheet

Dallas Executive Airport
Dallas Executive Airport is a City-owned and operated general aviation airport about six miles south of downtown.
Dallas Exec Airport Fact Sheet

Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum, one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods supports commercial, industrial and entertainment businesses.
Deep Ellum Fact Sheet

Design District
The Design District is a growing interior design cluster of showrooms, galleries, offices and residences often in re-purposed industrial space.
Design District Fact Sheet

Galleria
The Dallas Galleria area is both a shopping mecca and a major business center with gleaming office towers.
Galleria Fact Sheet

Skillman Corridor/LBJ Station
The Skillman/LBJ area is a neighborhood of stable single-family and multi-family residences and nearby retail.
Skillman/LBJ Fact Sheet

Southwestern Medical District
The Southwestern Medical District is the center of health care and health care education in Dallas-Fort Worth.
SW Medical District Fact Sheet

Spring Valley / Coit Roads
The Spring Valley / Coit area has a lively mix of retail, small business, single-family and multi-family residences.
Spring Valley/Coit Fact Sheet

Vickery Meadows
Vickery Meadows is an affordable, near in-town neighborhood that is close to Dallas’ major office and commercial corridor.
Vickery Meadows Fact Sheet

West Dallas
The West Dallas neighborhood has an industrial character, with thriving manufacturing, shipping and warehousing industries.
West Dallas Fact Sheet