General Land Use Projects

Planning Projects: (Click on the links below to navigate to the corresponding planning project.)

Preston Center/NW Highway

SH 183

SH 199


Dallas Preston Center Garage Study

Project Description:  The Dallas Preston Center Garage Study was a follow-up to the Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan completed in 2016.  This Study evaluated the recommendations of the Area Plan for a new, underground garage with green space on top, and some technology improvements/ modifications that could be made in the near-term.  

Final Report

Activities and Meeting Materials:

Please contact Shawn Conrad if you have any questions on the Preston Center Garage Study.

Stakeholder Working Group

Name Title  Organization
Jennifer Gates City Councilmember City of Dallas
Margot Murphy City Plan Commissioner - D-13 City of Dallas
Bill Willingham Member Preston Center West Corporation
David Claassen Member Preston Center West Corporation
Edward Schaefer Member Preston Center West Corporation
Robert Dozier Member Preston Center West Corporation
Betsy del Monte Community Member Community Representative
Gil Besing Community Member Community Representative
Pryor Blackwell Community Member Community Representative
Leland Burk Community Member Community Representative

Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan (2016)

Project Description:  This study examined existing conditions, future needs and recommended improvements within the Northwest Highway and Preston Road area. The approach integrated transportation operational improvements, land use intensity and mix, and context-sensitive design. NCTCOG partnered with the City of Dallas on this effort with Kimley-Horn as the primary consultant.

Final Report
Study Area Zone Boundaries Map

Meeting Materials and Key Dates:


Northwest Highway and Preston Center Transportation Projects Update:  December 12, 2018 - Agenda and Meeting Material


State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan, Phase II - Trinity River to IH 30 (2018)

Project Description: This plan builds upon the Phase I corridor master plan for SH 183 in the City of River Oaks, from SH 199 to the Trinity River. Together, the plans will be used as a basis for the future design and reconstruction of the SH 183 corridor from SH 199 to IH 30 in northwest Tarrant County. Both plans use context sensitive design principles to recommend improvements that fit the context of the area along the corridor, improve transportation for people walking, bicycling, and driving, enhance access to the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, and realize the community’s future vision for the corridor.

Final Report

State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan, Phase I - River Oaks Boulevard (2016)

Project Description: The City of River Oaks participated in a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded sub-regional planning study referred to as the Planning Livable Military Communities (PLMC), which was completed in spring 2014.  This effort consisted of a series of planning studies that identified strategies related to transportation, housing, land use, and economic development to enhance livability in several communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.  Through the PLMC effort, River Oaks Boulevard (SH 183) in the City of River Oaks was identified as a vital regional transportation facility that primarily serves as an access corridor for commercial development and nearby major employers.  Significant opportunities exist to evaluate the addition of multimodal capacity while also promoting economic development along the corridor.  Visionary concepts to balance mobility and accessibility improvements with economic development were developed for the corridor during a week-long PLMC visioning charrette.  The next step following the PLMC study is to develop a corridor master plan for SH 183 in River Oaks.  This corridor master plan is anticipated to be the basis for preliminary design and engineering and will be the first step in a phased approach to making improvements to the corridor.  The corridor master plan aims to address the feasibility of the following strategies: 

  • Develop the built environment to support multimodal transportation options (bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and automobile)
  • Encourage economic development along State Highway 183
  • Support mixed-use development and modern urban design
  • Improve access
  • Incorporate context sensitive design principle 

Final Report 

State Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway) Corridor Master Plan (2017)

Project Description:  The SH 199 Corridor was identified as a vital regional transportation facility in Planning for Livable Military Communities, the 2008 Joint Land Use Studywith visionary concepts to balance mobility and accessibility improvements with economic development.
To help make these visions a reality, a corridor master plan study for SH 199 was initiated to produce a planning document that could be used as a basis for future design and construction.   The study was conducted from February 2016 to September 2017.  The corridor master plan used context sensitive solution principles and modern engineering concepts to recommend improvements to increase the livability in the corridor, provide transportation options for different users, and improve drainage.  The corridor master plan includes many elements such as urban design, intersection improvements, water runoff and drainage, economic market analysis, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, public transportation, and roadway widening.


Corridor Master Plan Final Report

Volume I - Summarizes the study efforts and recommendations of the study.
Volume II - Includes the mapping of the social, economic, natural environment, and other physical conditions within the study area.
Volume III - Public and Stakeholder Involvement documents the meetings and coordination efforts associated with the study, along with comments received from the public and stakeholders.
Volume IV - Technical Memorandums includes a compilation of the 18 technical memorandums developed during the SH 199 Master Corridor Plan.