Dallas College to draft 10-year strategic real estate, facilities plan
Dallas College will start working with consultants in 2022 to develop a strategic real estate and facilities plan and coordinate downtown developments while reviewing proposed bond projects that are slated for construction in the upcoming five to 10 years.
Dallas College – El Centro campus
After recently transitioning from seven separately accredited colleges under the Dallas County Community College District system to a single college, the new college is further investigating its use of space, the appropriateness of use of real property, and a long-term strategy to continuously evaluate the use of college-owned and leased real property.
Dallas College desires to implement dynamic mixed-use Downtown Education and Innovation District(s). These districts will provide the nexus between business development, education and corporate collaboration, all anchored by a new Innovation Hub and downtown college campus, and private development including employment, restaurants, multi-cost level housing, and other uses positioned to create a sustainable and engaging urban place.
This centerpiece of the May 2019 bond election will be designed to attract new and innovative businesses to downtown Dallas.
In addition to long-term real property planning, Dallas College is seeking assistance with the cultivation of development partners to form possible public-private partnerships (P3s), co-developments, and other innovative options.