The most recent phase for implementing the Main Street/Central Expressway Enhancement/Redevelopment Strategy began 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 central sub-districts—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, see map below).
The next phase of the project (Phase 3) consisted of rezoning four sub-districts located in the southern portion of the Corridor—Gateway Commercial, Railside (formerly known as Trailside), Creative Corporate, and Centennial Green (formerly known as McKamy Spring). Throughout the duration of this project, sub-district boundaries were refined and the sub-district names updated, based upon feedback received from stakeholders, residents, the City Plan Commission, and the City Council (see map below). Complete new land use and development regulations were created for these sub-districts, incorporating the sub-districts into the Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code. In addition to creating new regulations for these four southern sub-districts, amendments and refinements to the existing zoning regulations were proposed 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 have been 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. Detailed information, including past presentations are located on the Phase 3 Project Documents page. The Main Street/Central Expressway Form Based Code adopted on November 14, 2016 can be found here.
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.
Project Profile Brochure
Vision Study &