This area has long been home to La Bajada, a largely Hispanic, working-class neighborhood, but when the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened in 2012, it not only transformed the Dallas skyline, it brought new interest and energy into the area. Trinity Groves, that began as a 15-acre restaurant incubator at the foot of the bridge, was the first true sign of innovation and the harbinger to the future of West Dallas (in other words: build a microbrewery, and they will come). Developers have made significant investments in the area and have a number of new communities in the works. There is a surge in apartment construction, and plans are underway for offices, shops, an urban farm, and more. It’s not a stretch to say that West Dallas is poised to be the next big thing.
The West Dallas neighborhood of La Bajada is north of the mixed-use Trinity Groves with views of downtown Dallas. The area is home to Hispanic families, many whom owned their homes for generations. With the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in 2002, this area is revitalizing with small apartment buildings and retail under construction. The area is also home to Urban Youth Farm Park, a community garden in West Dallas that provides youth hands on outdoor education.