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The Trinity River Audubon Center is Opening October 18-19, 2008!

We’re counting down to the opening of the Trinity River Audubon Center. During opening weekend, admission is FREE.  See birds of prey, learn about hiking and kayaking, eat bugs – yes!

This amazing center owned by the City of Dallas and operated by the National Audubon Society is just eight minutes from downtown Dallas and it will soon welcome students from schools throughout Dallas, and host many other visitors.

The flagship facility is dedicated to birds and habitat preservation and noted for its science and education initiatives featuring wet labs and interactive learning spaces. It is projected that as many as 25,000 school children will visit the center annually, and more than 100,000 visitors each year. This remarkable teaching facility provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience that will positively impact students’ ability to better learn and understand concepts of science, nature and mathematics.

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Calendar of Events
October 15, 2008
Trinity River Corridor Project Planning
Zoning Public Hearing
Methodist Hospital, Hitt Auditorium
1441 N. Beckley Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75203
214-947-8181
6:30 pm

October 17, 2008
Trinity River Audubon Center
Ribbon Cutting
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas, TX  75217
10:15 am – noon

October 18-19, 2008
Trinity River Audubon Center
Public Opening
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas, TX  75217
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

October 21, 2008
Trinity River Corridor
Project Committee Meeting
Dallas City Hall, Room 6E South
9:30 am – 11:30 am

October 30, 2008
Trinity River Corridor Project Planning
Zoning Public Hearing
Methodist Hospital, Hitt Auditorium
1441 N. Beckley Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75203
214-947-8181
6:30 pm

 
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Introducing Form Based Zoning to Dallas

The City Council approved the first in a series of zoning changes that will be part of the Trinity River Corridor Special Purpose District on September 24, 2008.

This rezoning is one component of a larger effort to implement the Trinity River Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  The Plan establishes a broad vision that describes the Corridor as the heart of a thriving Dallas with unified yet diverse neighborhoods and business centers connected by a waterway and green spaces.

Form-based codes address the relationship between building facades and the public realm, the form and mass of buildings in relation to one another, and the scale and types of streets and blocks. The regulations and standards in Form-based codes, are keyed to a regulating plan that designates the appropriate form and scale (and therefore, character) of development rather than only distinctions in land-use types. It promotes pedestrian-friendly and environmental savvy development.

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