Accomplishments

 
  • FMSA met with Public Safety Committee Chair and Chief Brown which led to increased police presence and crime initiatives in the Farmers Market District.
  • FMSA sponsored the Harwood Street Market Event’s to promote the Dallas Farmers Market revitalization efforts and area businesses and vendors.
  • FMSA opposed at the state level and stopped the St. Paul Apt Supportive Housing and Cadillac Apt Supportive Housing Projects in the Farmers Market Neighborhood. City Council voted in favor of FMSA 8 to 7 to deny project funding.
  • FMSA met with City Manager’s Office and Various Council Members about the 2006 $6.6M Bond Money for the Improvement of Dallas Farmers Market. FMSA Members pushed for accountability and action which resulted in a RFP Task Force Committee that was formed to evaluate the long term plan for the Dallas Farmers Market.  Resulting in a NEW Public Bid for the Privatization of Dallas Farmers Market.
  • Three FMSA Members served on the RFP Task Force Committee responsible for Dallas Farmers Market Privatization.
  • FMSA created a Draft PD Zoning Amendment for supportive housing and subsidized housing in the Farmers Market District. With the goal to begin procedures with the P & Z and City Council.
  • FMSA supported at the state/local level the Evergreen Residence Supportive Housing Project with Family Gateway & First Presbyterian.
  • FMSA Partnered with First Presbyterian on an Initiative to bring a Police Substation to the Farmers Market Neighborhood – resulting in the PAL/Police Substation Initiative at 515 Park Ave. Estimate Completion 2016.
  • FMSA created and led the initiative to move The Bridge entrance to St. Paul Street to decrease loitering, street activity and criminal activity at DFM. FMSA Lobbied for City Council Leaders to support this move that occurred in 2014.
  • Two FMSA Members were recently added to the Farmers Market TIF Board for FM District.
 

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