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Downtown Main Street Rendering
Infrastructure Public Safety Campus Public Art/Open Space Planning / Zoning

Richardson’s Main Street area will see major changes in the near future. Chartered in 1873, Richardson was generally centered between present-day Greer and Phillips streets on the north and south, and between Central Expressway and Greenville Avenue on the west and east. With projects ranging from a new public safety campus and public art projects to roadway improvements along Main Street and Greenville Avenue, the City is committed to reinvestment in its traditional downtown.

In 2009, the City Council adopted a new Comprehensive Plan, which identified the Main Street area as one of the six “Enhancement/Redevelopment” zones to address the challenges many first-tier suburbs were facing due to aging development and infrastructure. In 2012, the city began a community vision and market study for Main Street and Central Expressway corridors. This study, which included numerous public meetings with citizens and stakeholders, resulted in two rezoning initiatives which were adopted by City Council in 2015 and 2016. To learn more about the vision and zoning initiatives, click here.

Additional Resources

One of the major themes from the community vision is improving Belt Line/Main Street for mobility, aesthetics and functionality. Several infrastructure and public art/open space improvements on Main Street are planned to be completed mid to late 2020. In addition, as one of the catalysts for Main Street redevelopment, the city is constructing a new Public Safety Campus for the police headquarters and fire administration. Visit the links above to learn more about the specific projects.

Details related to the infrastructure project timelines, phasing, staging, traffic impacts, etc. will become clearer subsequent to the project being awarded. Citizens and business owners can sign-up for Main Street projects updates below or follow the project on Facebook at @RichardsonRedevelopment. Future informational meetings will be scheduled for Main Street property owners and other interested stakeholders.

TIMELINE

Fire 1 and Fire Administration
Opens July 2019

Public Safety Campus
Opens September 2019

Main Street Construction

Start: July 2019

End: October 2020

 Dates are subject to change

 

Main Street Redevelopment

 

For more information, please contact RichardsonRedevelopment@cor.gov

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Email updates will start Summer 2019