Dallas International District on the Move
The City of Dallas has worked tirelessly since 2012 with private developers, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and neighborhood stakeholders to craft a redevelopment vision for the 450-acre Valley View-Galleria area, one of the largest urban infill projects in the United States. After extensive research, key stakeholders decided to reposition it as Texas’ first international district. The area is already home to numerous international restaurants and a diverse and dynamic residential community. The area was renamed the Dallas International District with a goal to celebrate the variety of residents from across the world who have chosen Dallas as their home, and to serve as a welcoming space to encourage and promote Dallas’ global diversity.
Here are just a few of the recent developments in the Dallas International District that are the result of this hard work and planning:
- New multi-family projects totaling over 1,400 units and a new hotel - the AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott;
- Dallas Independent School District will be opening a pre-K-12 STEAM school in the Dallas International District in 2025;
- The City of Dallas is almost done with Complete Street project for Montfort Drive, which will make the area more walkable and bike-friendly;
- The City of Dallas acquired the Prism Center and it houses the European Chamber of Commerce – Texas and the French Trade Office – with more to come in 2024;
- A series of International Night Markets as well as Europe Day events have drawn hundreds from across the region;
- The district has been named a regional transportation innovation zone with a $10 million grant to plan an automated transportation system; and
- Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas opened an International Workforce Center to support employers and job seekers in the North Texas area.
The vision for the district is well underway and there is more to come as we prepare for a forward-thinking, 21st century development that celebrates, encourages and inspires the diverse people and businesses of North Texas. Join us as we make the Dallas International District a place that makes every resident proud, delights every visitor, and puts Dallas on the map as a global city. To find out more and get involved, visit the website or follow us on social media @dallasintldistrict.