Deck Plaza Project - Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CSJ: 0918-47-177

The City of Dallas, in conjunction with The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are proposing to construct a deck plaza over Interstate Highway (I) 35 East (E) from Marsalis Avenue to Ewing Avenue in Dallas County, Texas. Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter E, §2.107 and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Chapter I, Subchapter H, §771.111 and Title 40, Chapter V, §1506, this notice advises the public that environmental studies that support a Categorical Exclusion determination in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, are available for public review and that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the cafeteria at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, 1201 East 8th Street, Dallas, Texas 75203. Displays will be available for viewing at 6:00 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

The proposed project would consist of constructing a deck within TxDOT right-of-way (ROW), above the I-35E mainlanes, from Marsalis Avenue to Ewing Avenue, for a distance of approximately 0.2 mile. The deck would be constructed to ultimately create an approximate 5.5-acre urban deck plaza, sponsored by the City of Dallas. The deck itself would be constructed at the same level as the existing southbound I-35E frontage roads to provide access to the deck plaza from the frontage roads. Depending on funding, the proposed project may be constructed in phases. The construction of the deck plaza would allow the City of Dallas the opportunity to create various amenities such as parallel parking along the frontage roads, and pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to existing development on Jefferson Boulevard, nearby schools, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit station, and the Dallas Zoo.

Displays available for viewing : 6 p.m.

Formal Hearing: 7 p.m.

Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center,

1201 East 8th Street,

Dallas, Texas 75203

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