Nicole Ward, Data Journalist
The December 16 deadline for developers to submit proposals to turn the empty land around six light-rail stations into new transit-oriented developments, is fast approaching.
Six Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations were deemed by the city to be underutilized and prime spots for development of mixed-income housing, including five locations south of Interstate 30.
“Southern Dallas is an important asset to our region,” said Latosha Herron Bruff, SVP Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Dallas Regional Chamber. “To ensure its continued growth and economic vibrancy, we must continue to prioritize new development that will support job creation and economic mobility for current and future residents.”
In March, the DRC launched the Southern Dallas County Economic Development Guide, an online resource that highlights communities, real estate, employers, and talent across 12 cities and 486 square miles.
The development opportunity was announced in August after sites were identified by the Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, Planning and Urban Design Department, and Development Services Department, in partnership with DART. Each development should be site-specific and in-line with the city’s vision for that area. If the winning plan calls for rezoning, the city has said it is committed to expediting the process.
Current DART station properties eyed for development:
If the projects are successful, the same strategy could be applied to other DART stations in the future.
Developers have until Friday, Dec. 16, to submit their proposals here.