Next Project Phase for Implementing the Main Street/Central Expressway Enhancement/Redevelopment Strategy to Commence February 2016
The next phase for implementing the Main Street/Central Expressway Enhancement/Redevelopment Strategy will commence February 2016, continuing the city’s Rezoning Initiative within the Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor. During 2014, the City-initiated rezoning properties within the Corridor, establishing new land use and development regulations consistent with the vision established for the Corridor as provided for in the Vision Study and Market Analysis (Phase 1) accepted by the City Council in January 2013. Four sub-districts located at the heart of the Corridor (Interurban, Central Place, Chinatown, and Main Street) were rezoned to the Planned Development (PD) – Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code, adopted in January 2015 (Phase 2).
The next phase of the project (Phase 3) will consist of rezoning four sub-districts located in the southern portion of the Corridor—Gateway Commercial, Trailside, Creative Corporate, and McKamy Spring—as identified on the concept plan included in the Vision Study and Market Analysis (see map below). Complete new land use and development regulations will be created for the sub-districts, incorporating the sub-districts into the Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code. In addition to the four sub-districts, the Rezoning Initiative will also include rezoning properties located on the west side of the DART rail line and north of Spring Valley Road which are currently zoned Spring Valley Station PD. Including this area west of the DART rail line provides for continuity in zoning regulations and development approval processes that further support transit-oriented development near the Spring Valley Station, and the vision for the overall Corridor. Amendments and refinements to the existing zoning regulations are also planned for the four sub-districts located in the central portion of the corridor—Interurban, Central Place, Chinatown, and Main Street.
Throughout the course of this project, there will be opportunities for input from property owners, business owners, and other interested persons during stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and public hearings, as well as on-line. Questions regarding the Rezoning Initiative can be directed to Tina Firgens, Planning Projects Manager, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Richardson is implementing a strategy for redevelopment and revitalization of Main Street and the Central Expressway Corridor—Richardson’s original downtown and the major access route to the community, its business areas and neighborhoods. This strategy implements the 2009 Richardson Comprehensive Plan, which identified the Main Street area and Central Expressway Corridor as two of six target enhancement/redevelopment zones. For the purpose of this strategy, the two zones were combined into a single study area, which is now referred to as the Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor.
More information regarding the Vision Study and Market Analysis (Phase 1) which established the community’s vision for the Main Street/Central Expressway corridor can be found below.
More information regarding the Rezoning Initiative (Phase 2) where properties within the Main Street, Central Place, Interurban and Chinatown sub-districts were rezoned to the Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code can be found below.
Vision Study &