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Richardson City Council voted June 7 to create a master plan to develop the area around the Arapaho Center Station. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Council OKs redevelopment around DART station, hears Silver Line update
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times. We had diculty making some decisions on the Silver Line project early on,” DART board member Gary Slagel said. “It’s really important to make these things work. You have to have a team that works together. Working with the city of Richardson has been easier than others, from a DART perspective.” Construction on the future Silver Line connection at the existing CityLine station began in May. Lighted arches will connect the two lines together, and the planned Cotton Belt Trail will run between the two sta- tions. Work at the station is expected to last until April 2023, according to DART development plans. The planned UT Dallas station will have a plaza area and act as a “gateway” for the campus and the city, DART ocials said. The station will have a limestone design to match UT Dallas buildings. DART estimates the Silver Line to be completed in 2023. Median work on, near Campbell Road The inside lanes of Campbell Road between Lakeside Boulevard and West Prairie Creek Drive may be closed to trac during median work. A portion of the inside lane of the northbound US 75 frontage road at the intersection may also be closed. The work is part of the third phase of the Campbell Road Auxiliary Lane Project. Timeline: July-late September Cost: privately funded Funding source: Atmos Energy
BY ERICK PIRAYESH The process to redevelop the area around Arapaho Center Station in Richardson is now underway follow- ing a June 7 vote by City Council to begin drafting a master plan. No specics on the renovation were released, but city ocials said the large parking lot across from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit station is a primary focus. During the work session, DART ocials also provided updates on the ongoing construction of a new Silver Line station at The University of Texas at Dallas and a connection at the existing CityLine station. The Silver Line is a 26-mile passenger rail project that will stretch from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Plano. DART ocials told the council during the meeting that the estimated $1.29 billion cost for the Silver Line project had increased to $1.89 billion. “We’ve gone through some tough
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