Wednesday Itinerary

Dallas Study - Tour Oct 2

2:00 - 3:00pm


Group lunch + Downtown Overview The City Club (901 Main St)

  • Downtown Dallas history & with Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO, Downtown Dallas Inc

  • Urban placemaking and activation with Dustin Bullard, Senior VP, Planning & Public Space

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Walking Tour

Commerce Street and Main Street
Dustin Bullard from Downtown Dallas Inc will guide the delegation down and around Commerce and Main Streets. New developments and open spaces are reinvigorated the area.

4:00 - 5:00pm

Social Hour

BDA welcoming remarks powered by Puget Sound Energy (Waterproof, 1914 Commerce St)

Break the ice with spirits, small bites, and 19th story views. Delegates will hear from BDA leadership and network. 

5:15 pm


Hotel check-in, free time (Magnolia Downtown Dallas, 1401 Commerce St)

Check in at the front desk of the Magnolia to access your room and relax until the group dinner

7:15 pm

Group Dinner

Study Tour Dinner (Tower Club, 1601 Elm St)

Gather in the hotel lobby. Enjoy a three-course meal at the exclusive Tower Club Dallas. Experience views from 48 floors above the urban environment in a newly renovated event space. 


Thursday Itinerary

Dallas Study - Tour Oct 3

6:30 - 8:30 am


Open tab breakfast (Flying Horse, base of Magnolia Hotel)

Fuel up with coffee and grub.

8:30 - 9:00 am

Urban Mobility

eFrog Shuttles (gather in Magnolia Hotel lobby)

A fleet of eco-friendly shuttles will move delegates from the Magnolia to Klyde Warren. 

9:00 - 10:30 am


Klyde Warren Park Deep Dive (2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy)

  • History and outcomes with Kit Sawers, President, Klyde Warren Park

  • Management and activation with Joy Matthews, Director of Programs, Klyde Warren Park

  • Design and expansion with Tricia Linderman, Executive Vice President Klyde Warren Park, Phase 2 and Brian Kuehl, Jacobs

10:30 - 11:15 am

Walking Tour

Klyde Warren Park walking tour 

Delegates will be guided by Michael Gaffney, Senior VP of Operations, Klyde Warren Park.

11:15 - 12:15 pm

Lunch & Learn

City Manager remarks and TexMex (Meso Maya, 1611 McKinney Ave)

Enjoy critically acclaimed TexMex and hear Dallas City Manager TC Broadnax share insights into Dallas's challenegs and opportunities. 

12:15 - 1:15 pm


Dallas Arts and Culture (Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St)

  • Nasher tour and remarks with Jill Magnuson, Director of External Affairs, Nasher Sculpture Museum

  • Arts District introduction with Lily Cabatu Weiss, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Walking Tour

Exploring the Arts District

Lily Weiss will guide the delegation down the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation with more buildings designed by Pritzker award-winning architects than any location in the world. 

2:00 - 3:30 pm


Downtown Dallas 360 Plan (One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St)

  • Downtown Dallas 360 Plan Presentation – Peer Chaco, CPO and Director of Planning and Urban Design, City of Dallas

  • Downtown Dallas 360 Panel 1 [Mobility & Design] - (panelists from 360 Streeting Committee), Moderated by Kourtny Garrett, Downtown Dallas Inc President

  • Downtown Dallas 360 Panel 2 [Parks & Open Space] – (panelists from 360 Streeting Committee), Moderated by Kourtny Garrett, Downtown Dallas Inc President

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Social Hour

Reception presented (The Porch at Savor, 2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy)

Return to Klyde Warren Park to unwinding and reflect on lessons learned!


Friday Itinerary

Dallas Study - Tour Oct 4

6:30 - 9:00 am


Open tab breakfast (Flying Horse, base of Magnolia Hotel)

Fuel up with coffee and grub.

9:00 - 9:15 am


Group up for morning programming (gather in Magnolia Hotel lobby)

The group will depart for the morning presentations at 9:15 am

9:30 - 11:00 am


Destination and neighborhood districts (Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, 325 North St. Paul St)

  • Destination marketing and appeal with Renee McKenney, Senior VP/Chief Experience Officer, Visit Dallas

  • Uptown overview with Noelle Leveaux, Interim President & ED, Uptown Dallas Inc

  • Deep Ellum overview with Stephanie Keller Hudiburg, ED, Deep Ellum Foundation

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Walking Tour

Redeveloping an Iconic Neighborhood (Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St) 

Delegate will tour the transformed Farmers Market and learn about the challenges and benefits from Brian Bergersen, CEO & President, Spectrum Properties

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

TBD (address)

The delegation will break up into three groups to tour the Bridge Homeless Center. While one group is touring, the other two will enjoy a Farmer Market lunch. After the final tour, Dr. David Woody of the center will share details about the center.  

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Walking Tour

Pacific Plaza + East Quarter Developments 

Evan Sheets and Jacob Browning from Downtown Dallas Inc will guide the group through exciting open space project and revitalization development project. 

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Free Time, Gather

UPDATE: Free time, 5:15pm bus departure (gather in Magnolia Hotel lobby)

Enjoy some free time in the City before we head back home. Assemble in the Magnolia hotel at 5:45pm for a bus departure to DFW.