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In 2012, the City of Richardson and the Richardson community created a vision 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 vision was received by City Council in January 2013 and additional research has been underway since then. You are invited to participate in a rezoning initiative that will help carry out the community’s vision for this area.

The City will host an initial Community Workshop on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m., to begin the public discussion of rezoning the Corridor. Initial rezoning efforts will focus on four sub-districts within the larger Corridor area – Main Street, Central Place, Chinatown and Interurban. The larger Corridor area is approximately 415 acres in size and extends generally from the southern city limit to Arapaho Road. The four sub-districts represent approximately 162 acres. A map of the larger Corridor area and its sub-districts is available at

This workshop is intended for initial discussion of rezoning options and objectives; specific proposals will be developed after this workshop. Property owners and persons interested in the future of this area can help achieve an improved Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor by providing input at this workshop.

  • WHAT: Community Workshop, Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor - Rezoning Initiative
  • WHY: To allow citizens, property owners, business owners and other interested persons an opportunity to share their opinions, ideas and concerns about rezoning options to achieve Richardson’s vision for the Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
  • WHERE: Richardson Civic Center/City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson TX 75080

At the Community Workshop, the City’s consultants will provide information on research conducted during 2013 regarding Main Street roadway designs and the visual effect of building heights on adjacent neighborhoods. Possible rezoning options will be described related to the four sub-districts – Main Street, Central Place, Chinatown and Interurban. Participants will provide their feedback on this research and these rezoning options.

So that there are enough seats and materials for everyone, please confirm your attendance at the Community Workshop by email at or by contacting Tina Firgens, Planning Projects Manager, City of Richardson, at 972-744-4248. Persons in need of translation assistance may request this service up to five days in advance of the Community Workshop by specifying the language for translation when confirming their attendance. Additional details on the Main Street/Central Expressway Corridor – Rezoning Initiative will be available on the City’s website at starting approximately May 1, 2014.

NOTE: Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the Community Workshop by contacting Susan Mattison, ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972-744-0908, via email at, or by appointment at 1621 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.

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