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File #: 20-500    Version: 1 Name: IH-35E Corridor Vision Study
Type: Report Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 9/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2020 Final action:
Title: Discuss the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study including, but not limited to, results of public engagement completed to date, and preliminary recommendations for the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study.
Attachments: 1. Information Memorandum, 2. Consultant Presentation
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Discuss the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study including, but not limited to, results of public engagement completed to date, and preliminary recommendations for the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study.

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BACKGROUND:
The City's 2020 Strategic Plan identifies the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study as a project to help fulfill C2 of the Strategic Plan: provide attractive, unique and connected spaces for community interaction. The vision study also aligns with City Council's FY19-2020 Critical Business Outcome CBO1 which is implementing a vision for the central corridor. Once completed, the vision study will guide development within the IH-35E corridor for approximately the next 20 years and include recommended action items to leverage existing assets in order to increase property values and allow for higher quality land uses within the corridor. This is an optimal time to conduct the study as the IH-35E highway infrastructure will be widened in the near future, further impacting properties particularly along the west side of the highway.

The corridor study area includes approximately 463 net acres of land on the east and west sides of the IH-35E right-of-way. The study area is bounded by the City of Dallas to the south; City of Carrollton to the north; the Madill Railroad (also referred to as the BNSF Railroad, now owned by DART) on the west; and generally the eastern boundary of PD-70, PD-86, and PD-32.

On November 12, 2019 City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Interface Studio LLC for completion of the study. Interface Studio LLC serves as the primary consultant, with Ninigret Partners and WGI acting as sub-consultants.

This is the fourth, and last, anticipated steering committee meeting in support of the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study, and the first update to City Council since the Corridor Vision Study began in December 2019. The Planning and Zoning Commission has served as the steering committee for the study. At the Joint City Council/P...

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