Goal #4

DEVELOP AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF AGING INLINE RETAIL CENTERS.

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1. Complete the commercial node study started in FY 2021 | Economic Development | Currently Underway | Complete FY 2022 Q2

2. Identify inline retail properties not included in the commercial node study | Economic Development | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

3. Link identified properties into the Comprehensive Plan Review process to establish areas for potential incentive programs and overlay districts | Economic Development & Development Services | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

4. Engage property owners and tenants for policy idea generation | Economic Development | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

5. Develop action plans and policies to encourage inline retail property redevelopment and tenant occupation | Economic Development | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

6. Obtain DeSoto Development Corporation and City Council approval of final policies | Economic Development | Start FY 2022 Q4 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

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3rd Quarter Update
July 2022 

The commercial node study being conducted by a third party for the intersections at Belt Line & Westmoreland, Belt Line & Polk, Belt Line & Cockrell Hill, Danieldale & Westmoreland, and Parkerville & I-35 is anticipated to be completed and considered by the City Council in Q4. An inline retail center policy is being created by the Economic Development Office that seeks to spur redevelopment investment through underwriting private sector capital investments and providing tenant rent assistance. The policy is anticipated to be reviewed and considered by the DeSoto Development Corporation and City Council in Q4.    

2nd Quarter Update
April 2022 

Inline Retail Center stakeholder interviews were conducted in Q2 along with project mapping and preliminary land use analysis. Additional research and interviews will be conducted through June 2022. Data gathered is being prepared for GIS mapping through Dallas Central Appraisal District data table compilation.