Bonton Village

We're creating an
innovative project to benefit the
entire community.

Project Features

Rendering of proposed site plan with indication of feature locations

Initial rendering to be modified by community feedback*

  • Four-acre urban farm
  • Farm-to-table café
  • Coffee house
  • Farmers market
  • Workforce innovation hub
  • Tiny homes
  • Co-working space
  • Corporate training facilities
  • Community room and events space
  • Healthcare clinic
  • Bakery & Preservatory
  • Amphitheater
  • Storytelling museum
  • Abbey

Our Mission

Bonton Village @ Lake Highlands is an entrepreneurial and agricultural intervention to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope. We have identified seven human essentials that we believe are necessary to create an environment conducive to flourishing.

  • Economy Building
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Safe and Affordable Housing
  • Community Building
  • Transportation
  • Access to Fair Credit

Project Champion

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough serves as City Councilmember for District 10, which includes the neighborhoods of Lake Highlands and Hamilton Park, and the site for Bonton Village @ Lake Highlands. He has extensive history dealing with issues involving poverty, homelessness and neighborhoods through his previous roles as Chief of Staff for Mayor Mike Rawlings, Chief of Community Prosecution and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. 

McGough has worked closely with Bonton Farms for more than seven years, and he is known for bringing people together around complex issues and his creativity in resolving conflict. He has been active in convening partners and has designated this project as one of his top priorities moving forward. 

Project Background & Status

Identified by the City of Dallas in May 2019 as a potential site to build housing for residents experiencing homelessness, 12000 Greenville Avenue is a 12.865-acre parcel in District 10 that is currently owned by Dallas Water Utilities (DWU).

Initial plans for Bonton Village @ Lake Highlands were publicly presented on June 1, 2020, to the Economic Development Committee as the first of five demonstration projects supported by the Office of Economic Development. 

The City Council on June 24, 2020, unanimously approved a 12-month option agreement that conveys the land to this project after our organization has raised a significant portion of the private funds necessary for construction and submits detailed plans that are informed by the community and our target population. 

Our Partners