The District, Fair Park
THE DISTRICT WILL HELP GROW A COMMUNITY FROM WITHIN.
Forward Planning is a key convener and strategic hub, aiding in facilitating and managing the collaborative efforts by extensive organizations, such as the Zip Code Connection and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, to make The District become a reality. The District, Fair Park, is a South Dallas initiative focused on helping the community create solutions in career development, education, and neighborhood revitalization.
By desiloing industries and community developers, we are ready to work with the community to create an integrated solution.
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WHY IS THE ZIP CODE CONNECTION LAUNCHING THE DISTRICT?
The Zip Code Connection is an initiative of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church with the mission of eradicating poverty by 2025 in two ZIP codes, including 75215 in South Dallas Fair Park. Rather than being structured as a direct-service organization, we use connections and collaborations to amplify the efforts of community and external partners.
HOW WILL THE DISTRICT BENEFIT SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK?
The District will stimulate organic economic growth through support for local entrepreneurs and small businesses, and will begin to create the economic engine that will drive a self-sustaining cycle of redevelopment in South Dallas Fair Park.
HOW WILL THE DISTRICT WORK?
We’re blending successful elements of a community business incubator with collaborative co-working space. The District intends to identify both potential and existing businesses in South Dallas Fair Park and provide them with the tools they need for growth—both financial and intellectual. The District will succeed when it serves as a catalyst for growth for the community’s entrepreneurs.