Garland - Transit-Oriented Connectivity
2005 - 2006 Call for Projects
The City of Garland’s first mixed-use transit-oriented development was created to connect its citizens with the 5th Street Crossing DART rail station, downtown, Dallas County Community College District satellite campus, and the surrounding cultural amenities. These connections were accomplished by promoting more pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit traffic.
To improve these connections, NCTCOG provided funding for street infrastructure and pedestrian amenities along Walnut, Austin, 5th, and 6th streets. Since completion, the development has brought in new residential units, retail spaces, and a parking garage.
The City partnered with Dallas County Community College District to build a workforce training center affiliated with Richland Community College just north of the DART rail station. This training center, along with the newly improved pedestrian infrastructure, are within several blocks of Garland’s Central Library, City Hall, and Granville Performing Arts Center. This area is expected to continue developing with new transit-oriented development sites.
The project cost of $2,312,500 was funded through public-private partnerships.
- 18, 400 sq. ft. of retail space
- 189 residential units
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