|Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a land use pattern and development style with unique characteristics, based on the proximity and relationship of property to a transit facility, such as a light rail station. Special regulations and plans are developed to take advantage of the development potential in the area surrounding a transit facility.
- Four light rail DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) stations in Richardson:
Spring Valley, Arapaho Center, Galatyn Park, and Bush Turnpike.
- A potential station, adjacent to the University of Texas at Dallas on the Cotton Belt line, is being planned as part of the Cotton Belt Rail project which will extend DART's light rail service to DFW International Airport.
Richardson has 3 TOD/Mixed-Use developments:
- Brick Row - abuts the Spring Valley DART Station.
- Amli Galatyn Station - across from Galatyn Park DART Station.
- Eastside - 10-minute walk between Galatyn Park or Arapaho DART Station via connecting hike/bike trails.
- Coming in 2014:
- 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-used development between Bush DART Station and Plano Rd. anchored by State Farm Insurance (8,000 employees) and 800+ apartments to be completed fall of 2014
- 360 unit apartment complex along Collins Blvd at Alma Road, just north of the Arapaho DART Station is currently under construction to be completed late spring of 2014
- Palisades Village, a mixed use of residential, office and retail on the west side of 75 across from Galatyn DART Station will begin construction spring of 2014.
- $140 million development by Winston Capital Corporation, L&B Realty Advisors and financial partner, Michigan Employees Retirement Fund
- Adjacent to Spring Valley DART station
- 500 new upscale loft-style apartments: leasing has been extremely strong - over 95%
- For Sale townhomes by CB JENI Homes ($180,000K+)
- Development features 2-acre McKamy Springs Park between the townhomes and apartments, surrounding the historic McKamy Springs (ancient Indian watering spring) and hike and bike trails
- 11,000 square feet of retail space currently available along Spring Valley, has a pedestrian-friendly layout for restaurants, office and retail services.
- Sababa Mediterranean Grill restaurant and other retail shops.
- Retail leasing contacts: Hank Wright, The Weitzman Group
|TOD/Mixed-Use Development: Eastside
- $90 million development by Skyrise Properties and Greenway Investments, completed in 2009
- Located 1/2 mile between the Arapaho and Galatyn Park DART Stations
- Post Eastside: 450 high-end, loft style apartment homes, built/managed by Post Properties - 95% leased with
ground floor retail leased by City Commercial
- 35,000 SF of new office space, and a 165,000 SF existing office building
- 90,000 SF of retail and restaurants.
- 1 acre park with amphitheater, splash fountain and pedestrian walks, outside dining venues
- Panera Bread
- Jersey Mike's Subs
- Twisted Root Burger Co.
- Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen
- Urban Eatz Cafe
- Kampong Asian Fusion
- Yumilicious Yogurt Shop
- Chiloso Mexican Bistro
- Tiff's Treats Cookies
- Bikini's Sports Bar & Grill
- Mena's Tex-Mex Grill
- Wicked Po'Boys & Seafood
- Sweet Mix Dessert Shop
- Frost Bank
- Sport Clips
- Dentist office
TOD Development: Amli Galatyn Station (formerly The Venue)
- $35 million upscale mid-rise apartment development by Legacy Partners. Purchased by Amli Group in Nov. 2011
- Adjacent to Galatyn Park DART Station - no park staion, drop off only - Galatyn Shuttle bus service available to nearby office buildings morning and afternoon
- Across the street from Eisemann Center for Performing Arts , State Farm Insurance and Bank of America Financial Services campus
- Opened in 2008, now 95% leased
- 2nd generation restaurant space available.
To learn more about the City of Richardson's TOD/Mixed-Use planning go to TOD Planning.