Dallas Farmers Market Streetscape
As a part of the $65 million make over to the Dallas Farmers Market, The City of Dallas tasked GFF Planning with developing the streetscape adjacent to multiple existing streets. The City’s and master developers’ ultimate vision for the Market was to create a popular destination not only for local residents, but also for tourists looking for an experience that is authentically Dallas within a pedestrian oriented setting. As well, the existing street grid had to still accommodate the usual to and fro of cars and trucks during business hours, but could also transform into pedestrian-only space for concerts or food festivals during busy weekends and for special events. Ultimately, these standards helped create a framework that encourages a vibrant street life through the incorporation of wide sidewalks with enhanced paving, for added safety pedestrian crossings with enhanced paving and curb bulb-outs, closely spaced street trees that aid in providing shade, pedestrian scale lighting that provide night time safety, and multiple seating opportunities for resting and people watching.