Richardson ready to redo its historic downtown district | Real Estate | Dallas News
“There is just enough left that it harkens back and gives us a good mix,” he said.
Four years ago, the city approved new urban zoning for the Main Street neighborhood. And earlier this year, Richardson OK’d $21 million to rebuild the streetscape through the district. The extensive reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed next year.
“We hope to create a pedestrian-friendly, very walkable district where small business can thrive,” said Don Magner, Richardson’s deputy city manager. “We are reinventing what is historically known as our downtown area and now is known as the core district.
“It’s a complete rebuild of Main Street — rebuilding the road to include a boulevard.”
Durkin Properties is working with Dallas-based Greenway Investment Co., which has bought up more than a dozen properties in the downtown area.
The developers are talking with restaurants, breweries and coworking office providers who want to move into the district, Durkin said.
The first phase of construction will start around the Chase Bank tower at the northeast corner of Main and U.S. 75.
Last fall, the city approved zoning for a 15-acre urban village called Town Central that will replace parking lots and a motor bank that surround the office building.
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