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City of Dallas offers residents ForwardDallas update to stay engaged

The city of Dallas will host events to inform, educate and get input from residents and stakeholders for the ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use update, during the month of May. Dallas residents are encouraged to attend one or more of the events and may also visit online the ForwardDallas interactive map to engage in this once-in-a-decade opportunity.

The events first started in January and will last throughout the end of May. The events will be hosted by the City of Dallas Planning and Urban Design department to continue engaging with the public on the ForwardDallas update.

In August 2021, the city launched the process to update its ForwardDallas Comprehensive Plan, adopted by City Council in 2006, to provide the citywide vision for future land development and establish policy to guide zoning. Dallas has undergone unprecedented changes and growth since then and this plan will have the power to shape how future generations experience Dallas as a place to live, learn, work, create and grow.

“Now, more than ever, a land use update is needed in Dallas that focuses on equity, environmental sustainability, housing opportunity and economic vitality with an eye towards strategic implementation” said Andrea Gilles, Assistant Director of Planning and Urban Design.

Registration is encouraged. For more information and to register visit: Learn more about the ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update at

2023 Juneteenth 4K Walk & Festival

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will host the 2023 Juneteenth 4K Walk & Festival, a free community event, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2922 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. with a 4K Freedom Walk for health and wellness. There will be an unveiling and dedication ceremony to the center at 11 a.m. presented by Professor Clarence E. Glover Jr, adjunct professor of African American Studies at Southern Methodist University. There will be a live performance by Arinze Oji. Bria Washington will engage attendees with aerobics and line dance warmup.

The event will also include a live entertainment, vendors and activities for the family.

For more information, call 214-670-8418 or visit

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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