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Old 08-21-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas,TX
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No idea about the Orange Line (actually I think it will have little impact - I think for many years, most people riding DART from the airport will just want to get to their final destination), but Walnut Hill TOD has to burn the CityPlace guys right? That area is at least as decrepit as CityPlace is, and they get TOD and CityPlace gets a Sam's Club.
The fact that they would put a Sam's club near a rail station goes beyond me.


Some potential TOD around Rowlett, if they decide to have some sort of connectivity with the rail station.

Atlanta development firm working on mixed-use projects in Rowlett and Arlington
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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Tis article is kind of old, but it gives a picture on how much development there is around DART.

New study: Almost $4 billion in real estate projects in the works near DART’s rail stations
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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Here are some articles on TODs around DART stations.

Transit-oriented apartment project to be built in downtown Carrollton[/quote]


Editorial: The hot color is Orange, as in Irving’s DART rail line[/quote]

Verizon plans huge Irving development with office, residential and retail[/quote]
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dart-has-spent-5-billion-on-light-rail-is-it-worth-it-8380338

This article mentions TOD
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:34 PM
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The ignorance of the author and one of the consultants he spoke with is breathtaking.

DART Rail, 20 Years and $5 Billion Later | Dallas Observer

City Line, as just one example--and the new apartments going up across the tracks--wouldn't have been where it is on the GWBT unless a DART rail station was right there.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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The ignorance of the author and one of the consultants he spoke with is breathtaking.

DART Rail, 20 Years and $5 Billion Later | Dallas Observer

City Line, as just one example--and the new apartments going up across the tracks--wouldn't have been where it is on the GWBT unless a DART rail station was right there.
I agree, but they were right in saying the TOD around Dart stations is too spread out and not thought out well. If DART wants to increase it's bad ridership, it needs to create better spaces around its stations.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:28 PM
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I agree, but they were right in saying the TOD around Dart stations is too spread out and not thought out well. If DART wants to increase it's bad ridership, it needs to create better spaces around its stations.
I very much disagree that they're too spread out. Nowhere in the country will you find that things are remotely going to be mere steps away from a train station unless by happenstance.

The walking distances are well within reason around DART stations. Why would you think they need to be more congested?

What I particularly disagreed with the article about was that bus mass transit should even be considered for a Cotton Belt line. New, rough, uneven concrete road pavement and jarring, rattletrap, articulated truck frames that travel at low speeds on bouncy suspensions with worn out shock absorbers are not a long range, limited-access option. Especially over what is now purely rail easement.

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Old 06-18-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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I very much disagree that they're too spread out. Nowhere in the country will you find that things are remotely going to be mere steps away from a train station unless by happenstance.

The walking distances are well within reason around DART stations. Why would you think they need to be more congested?

What I particularly disagreed with the article about was that bus mass transit should even be considered for a Cotton Belt line. New, rough, uneven concrete road pavement and jarring, rattletrap, articulated truck frames that travel at low speeds on bouncy suspensions with worn out shock absorbers are not a long range, limited-access option. Especially over what is now purely rail easement.
True, but other stations in the country do have development at least by the stations. DART's stations usually are surrounded by parking lots, and have little connectivity to the businesses and neighborhoods around it.

Also, BRT is not nearly as bad as you're making it out to be. If planned well, a BRT system can be successful. Just look at Cleveland's Healthline.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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I know Parker is just a parking lot but Galatyn, CityLine and DT Plano are all within developments. DT Garland sits next to development altho the other side of Walnut is a parking lot.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:26 PM
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Every system other than NYC MTA has transit station parking.

How is Parker any different from the Braintree terminus of the MBTA Red Line?
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