Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs)

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations facing complex land use and real estate issues in the North Texas area. Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base, ULI North Texas offers objective and responsible guidance on a variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to public policy questions.

Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs)

Our TAP committee conducted its first local panel in late August, 2014, in Fort Worth.  The completed report was released at the TOD Summit on October 29.  ULI NT Fort Worth Vickery TAP Report

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Texas District Council is accepting applications from local government and community-based non-profit groups, as well as private entities who are in need of assistance on land use planning and development projects. Members of ULI’s North Texas District Council can provide expert advice in the following areas: Land Use Design and Planning; Market Feasibility Analysis; Financial Analysis; Structuring Private/Public Partnerships; Adaptive Reuse of Buildings; Development Processes; and Community Relations.

Once a project has been designated as a TAP project, ULI’s North Texas District Council will assemble a group of volunteers with the appropriate project-related expertise to assist in forming solutions to the sponsoring organization’s particular issues or problems. The sponsoring organization will be responsible for gathering the background information that is necessary to understand the project, and will present it to the group. The sponsoring organization will also provide staff support for the meeting, and for any follow-up report or presentation. Depending on the intensity of the TAP project, TAP volunteers will spend up to two full days developing and understanding the problem, developing recommendations, and debriefing the sponsoring organization.

To obtain an application or for more information on TAPs, please contact Pamela Stein at