Bike Friendly Richardson

Main St. & 75 Area Revitalization Study

Posted in Advocacy, Bike Friendly, City Stuff, Cool Richardson Destinations by jennyrilling on July 5, 2012

The City of Richardson is currently working on a revitalization plan for the Main St. / US 75 area. There will be a community open house this coming Tuesday, July 10th, at 6:30 PM at the Civic Center Grand Hall. Bike Friendly Richardson has been asked to participate, so if you can join us on Tuesday, here are the details:

The open house opens at 6:30 PM, and participants can arrive anytime between 6:30 and 7:20 to view the study plans and provide comments. There will be a presentation at 7:20 PM. Attendees should email maincentralstudy@cor.gov to RSVP so that they can print enough handouts for everyone. This is a great opportunity to weigh in on how this area can be transformed into a cool Richardson destination!

There is a bike rack at the Civic Center on the south side of the building – and we can ride somewhere to get a beer and a bite to eat afterwards.

From the City’s website:
“Main Street/Central Expressway Enhancement/Redevelopment Study Begins
A study of potential enhancement and redevelopment opportunities in the Main Street/Central Expressway area is under way, beginning with an inventory of existing conditions, a real estate market analysis and an open house for public input. The City Council on Monday reviewed the project scope and timeline with City staff and the lead consultant on the project.

The study area is approximately 415 acres, including the Central Expressway corridor from the southern City limit to Arapaho Road, as well as the City’s historic downtown. Both areas were identified for further study in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan.

There will be several opportunities for public input through the study process, beginning with an open house scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Civic Center Grand Hall.

The open house will be designed to obtain input from a wide variety of interested individuals, groups and stakeholders, including business owners, property owners and other participants. It will provide an opportunity for those in attendance to discuss and prioritize issues for the corridor, imagine their own preferred future for the area and participate in the identification of action items for advancing study goals. The open house will be structured around a series of topics at various stations in the meeting room. Participants will be able to visit any or all of the stations to provide comment. A presentation will be made at approximately 7:20 p.m., with more time for the open house afterwards.

A final report is expected to be presented to the City Council in December.

Click the links below to watch Monday’s City Council presentation:
http://richardsontx.swagit.com/e/06182012-585/#4
http://richardsontx.swagit.com/e/06182012-585/#5

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  1. […] Texas Bicycling Blog and News Roundup for July 5th By Rick Ankrum, on July 5, 2012, 10:59 pm Main St. & 75 Area Revitalization Study by jennyrilling            Bike Friendly Richardson The City of Richardson is currently […]

  2. Mike Freiberger said, on July 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Would love to see BFR make sure there is plenty of ped/bicycling in the revitalization plan. Nothing like being able to get around without a car to make folks want to come back to this area!

  3. […] We’re a little behind on our posts, so apologies for the delay on this. A couple of weeks ago, Bike Friendly Richardson attended the City of Richardson’s open house for the Main Street and Central Expressway Area Revitalization…. […]


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