Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

Burleson planning for eventual commuter rail service

Commuter rail service from Fort Worth to Cleburne is 20 to 30 years away, but community leaders and government officials are already planning for the inevitable growth and development. Officials from Burleson, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and … Continue reading

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Is sleepy north Richardson ready for huge TOD?

Like it or not, transit-oriented development is about to wake up sleepy north Richardson. But can the area handle the traffic load? City fathers and mothers have a mother of an opportunity with twin development proposals that would straddle US … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Transit

Making the Most of Transit By: Robert (Bob) H. Voelker Urban Land Institute January/February 2011 On an almost daily basis, one reads of more stimulus money pouring into American light rail, streetcar, and walkable neighborhood projects aimed at reducing car … Continue reading

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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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