I've tried changing GCS and PCS multiple ways but can't seem to figure out how to get the Near (from Proximity tools) to output the Near_DIST in feet. All it outputs is what looks like decimal degrees. Here is my data:
Data frame: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_North_FIPS_4201_Feet
Input features (points): GCS_North_American_1927
Near features: GCS_North_American_1983
I'm not fond of the Data frame features but it's for my geographic area and ensures that when I draw buffer circles they actually look like circles and are not skewed to appear oblong. Based on the tool, it says the output Near_DIST will return units of measure based on the Input features. I'm not sure what I should change to get it to return the distance in feet.