Engaged in Our Community
SGI is located in the middle of the DFW area. Our firm is actively involved in the local community. Luis is also a past Chairman for the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce. The firm believes that the Oak Cliff community, which includes countless local leaders and committed citizens, benefits greatly by the talents of our civil engineering personnel. SGI will continue to respond to requests for assistance by the local residents and businesses in the continuing effort to create a safe, sustainable and prosperous Oak Cliff community.
Oak Cliff Transit Authority
- Luis is also an ex-officio member of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Board of Directors, which was an integral part of the successful application for a $23 million TIGER Grant for streetcar improvements connecting downtown Dallas with Oak Cliff.
- SGI provided a pro-bono Feasibility Study which was credited with providing the deciding factor in the Department of Transportation’s selection of the Oak Cliff Streetcar as a recipient of the TIGER Grant.
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce - 2006 Bond Program Recommendations
- Mr. Salcedo chaired the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Bond Committee that gained strong support for the 2006 Bond Program.
- The Oak Cliff leadership credited SGI’s effort with the number of Oak Cliff projects which were eventually included in the Bond Program
I-45 Corridor Airport Study
- In the early 1990’s, Luis provided pro-bono services in the Oak Cliff community’s efforts to implement a major cargo airport in the southeast corner of Dallas County.
- The effort culminated in a City of Dallas resolution to pursue the project, with the cooperation of the Cities of Lancaster, Hutchins and Ennis, as a major Southern Dallas development. The effort did not come to fruition.
Texas Theater Signage – Historical Asbuilt
- SGI provided pro-bono design services in the submittal of the Texas Theatre’s Signature Marquee design to the City of Dallas Landmark Commission.
- The design effort involved matching the look and dimensions of the original signage with the new proposed design. The proposed design was accepted as historically accurate and was built.
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) – GIS/GPS Trail Mapping Initiative
- Michael and Charlotte Salcedo provided pro-bono GPS/GIS mapping services for 13 local off-road mountain biking parks.
- The effort involved riding the bike routes with GPS backpacks and using the GPS data to create GIS maps of the parks as downloadable PDF maps. • Thousands of users have downloaded the free maps from the DORBA site and the Salcedo Trail Mapping site.