I know the Spring Creek Trail goes under 75, but is there an easy way to get from that to CityLine?
Richardson’s office vacancy rate, which was 9.5 percent in the first quarter of 2001, climbed to 25.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2003. Telecom Corridor, the T-shaped business area in Richardson that U.S. 75 roughly bisects, lost as many as 30,000 jobs tied to the industry.
To diversify Central’s real estate beyond telecom, Richardson adopted techniques such as development tied to light rail stations, TIF districts, and an alternative to traditional zoning.
Although conventional zoning remains the rule for most Richardson development, the city now uses form-based codes in certain spots. “Each code is crafted uniquely for the area it regulates,” says Michael Spicer, the city’s director of development services.
The CityLine-related shift from old school zoning fostered mixed-use developments that use ideas for public transit and urban villages previously not found in Richardson, according to Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the REDP.
To help land a 1.1-million-square-foot chip factory that TI needed to build, then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2003 committed $300 million from the state Enterprise Fund to the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.
They are doing some trenching in the riverbed to shore up the cliff on the north side of the Routh Creek development adjacent to the forest.
The_Overdog wrote:They are now building a gabion basket (rocks stuffed in chain-link fence steel baskets)....
The city of Richardson has funded a contract to bury the creek in a storm-drain/concrete channel.
...so weird to bury the creek here, but with the downtown improvement, the drainage ditch is turned into a conservation feature...
The creek next to the Galatyn Dart station is fully buried and the lot is now fenced for construction. Dirt moving vehicles are on site...moving dirt.
The_Overdog wrote:For the site next to Galatyn DART rail station, it may have been mentioned before, but it's confirmed to be a 372 unit multifamily building. The lot is relatively small, maybe 2 acres, so if this has parking it is either going to be kind of tall or have tiny units.
The_Overdog wrote:Now that the apartment near the Galatyn Train Station is almost complete, a builder wants to finish out the empty plot nearest the station with another complex. The zoning will need to change because it's set for a office building there, and they need a small increase in the max number of units in the corridor.
That will be 4 complexes in a small area; if this is approved and constructed hopefully Richardson will build out some basic amenities around this place. Until then I guess the Renaissance Hotel bar will be jammin' on the weekends.
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