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City of Dallas OK's master plan for former Navy air base.

Shuttered Dallas Naval Air Base to Become $390M Mixed-Use Development

It’s been just sitting there for 24 years. That’s when the naval air station, called Hensley Field on Mountain Creek Lake in southwest Dallas was decommissioned by the US Navy.

Last week the Dallas City Council approved a 20-year, $390 million master plan for redeveloping Hensley Field. If the plan is fully realized, the site could become a 738-acre mixed-use community with 6,800 residential units, a 40-acre “Innovation Village” on the Runway Peninsula, waterfront trails, a new marina, and historic preservation of the site’s military and pre-military heritage. Tax-increment financing along with federal grants are ways to get to the $390 million figure.

The redevelopment could lead to a mix of commercial, institutional, and residential uses that could accommodate 12,000 jobs and offer living space for 12,000 residents.

The master plan was developed by the city of Dallas planning and urban design office in collaboration with Austin-based McCann Adams Studio. The city will now look to identify a master developer for the project.

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