City Center TIF District

555 Ross Ave (OED-Patskin)
Spanning the Main Street corridor in the historic center of downtown Dallas, the City Center TIF District was established in 1996, and expanded in 2013, to create a base of residential units in the area's existing building stock, and to encourage activation of the street-level environment.

The district has been an unqualified success in transforming the core of downtown into a fully mixed-use environment by supporting over 2,000 new housing units, 400 hotel rooms, and a variety of urban amenities. The Lamar Corridor / West End Sub-district, added in 2013, brings the city's largest historic commercial area and the heart of the city's innovation culture.

City Center TIF District Map

City Center TIF District Sub-districts

  1. City Center Sub-district
  2. Lamar/West End Sub-district

The City Center Sub-district expired December 31, 2022. The City Center Sub-district represented the core of the original TIF district, centered on the historic Main Street office district, between Griffin & Harwood streets. It spanned northward to Ross Avenue and the southern end of the Dallas Arts District, and south to the Government District, including Dallas City Hall. The sub-district included many of the city's largest office buildings and a diverse array of mixed-use building conversions and new construction. The boundaries of this sub-district overlapped with the Downtown Connection TIF District on a parcel-by-parcel basis.

District Characteristics

TIF Lifespan

  • Creation Date: June 26, 1996
  • City Center Sub-district
    • Start Date: January 1, 1997
    • Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
  • Lamar Corridor / West End Sub-district
    • Start Date: January 1, 2014
    • Expiration Date: December 31, 2037


  • Total: 92.5 Acres
    • City Center Sub-district: 65.4 Acres
    • Lamar Corridor / West End Sub-district: 27.1 Acres
Note that the Downtown Connection & City Center TIF Districts are comprised of specific parcels and are subject to change annually as parcel boundaries are amended.

Participating Jurisdictions

  • City of Dallas
  • Dallas County

More information can be found in the annual report, available here.