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TO PROMOTE THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE TRINITY RIVER CORRIDOR IN DALLAS, TX
The Trinity Commons Foundation is a nonprofit grass-roots organization committed to the full realization of the Trinity River Corridor Citizens Committee (TRCCC) report of 1996. This vision was unanimously adopted by the Dallas City Council. It also served as the framework for the 1998 Bond Program that included $246 million for improvements to the area.
That report stated that, "a structural organization must be created ... to support open space dedication and nurture the growth of the programs and projects necessary to manifest the TRCCC vision."
We will continue the TRCCC tradition of an active committee structure and periodic public meetings held throughout the city. Their goals -- to both inform and to listen. We believe public participation in a project of this magnitude is a must.
We selected the name Trinity Commons to symbolize the river as a common meeting place for all of Dallas. The organization will ensure that adequate funding, both private and public, is equal to the needs of a well-designed project.
We will support a transformation of the corridor that respects and improves the environment and that offers full access and enjoyment for generations to come.