Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

The Future of Downtown Dallas Real Estate Development — Lessons from Taiwan

Over the Christmas holidays, my wife and I traveled to Taiwan for the wedding of our son to Andrea, a lovely girl from Kaohsiung.  Although while they were dating we learned a lot about Taiwanese culture and how it differs … Continue reading

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Development near Richardson’s Bush Turnpike DART station is back on plan board agenda

Richardson plan commissioners on Tuesday December 21 resumed discussion of a proposal to develop one of the largest swaths of vacant land left in the city. The plan, for an urban-style mixed-use development around the Bush Turnpike light-rail station, has … Continue reading

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DART’s new Green Line is ready to go, but projects aren’t

DART’s new Green Line rolled out this week, linking downtown Dallas with stops stretching from Carrollton to Pleasant Grove. But real estate developers are running late for the train. The timing couldn’t be much worse for the $1.8 billion transit … Continue reading

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The Promises of DART’s Green Line Service

Think of DART’s upcoming Green Line service as more than a new way for thousands of people to commute to work. Think of it as another major artery of activity running through the metro area. Think of it also as … Continue reading

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On Streetcars

The big project on everybody’s mind these days is the modern streetcar.  We’ve got our consultant, HDR Engineering, to deliver a route recommendation (roughly LaGrave Field to JPS via Downtown and South Main) and a business plan.  We’ve identified how … Continue reading

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DART’s $1.8B Green Line good to go

The Green Line is nearly good to go. The $1.8 billion, 28-mile Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail project opens to the public on Monday, Dec. 6, ready to shuttle rail customers from Pleasant Grove to Farmers Branch and Carrollton. The … Continue reading

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Sputtering rail, sputtering economy

Story about lagging Austin transit-oriented-development Well, we finally got the transit – more or less – so where’s the development? Longtime followers of the MetroRail Red Line saga may remember that the Capital Metro train was supposed to deliver more … Continue reading

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Fort Worth streetcar issue far from a done deal

The big project on everybody’s mind these days is the modern streetcar. We’ve got our consultant, HDR Engineering, to deliver a route recommendation (roughly LaGrave Field to JPS via Downtown and South Main) and a business plan. We’ve identified how … Continue reading

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Richard Florida, Creative Class Group come to North Texas to work with UT Arlington

Two world-renowned economic development experts are coming to The University of Texas at Arlington with plans to make North Texas their urban and economic development laboratory. Richard Florida, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto founder … Continue reading

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Hopes ride on rail in Las Colinas

Work crews are busy laying rail and building train stations in Las Colinas. They’re also building hopes for better days when the economy rebounds. Las Colinas has lagged among North Texas business districts in office leasing this year. But the … Continue reading

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