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Key Initiatives & Projects on my Near-Term Radar:

Cotton Belt - A Redevelopment to Define a New Frontier

This along with the DART Green Line represents the 21st Century equivalent to the BNSF/Cotton-Belt intersection of over 100 years ago that helped found Carrollton.   We have tremendous new investment opportunity to attract business, retail and Transit-Connected housing to Carrollton East-West as we have seen North-South.

PGBT / IH35 Redevelopment - Jobs & Tax Base

Carrollton's first Class-A Office, Corporate Campus and Profile Hotel's will provide a nice Cap to the Historic Downtown Transit Zone in partnership with DART's property and serves as prime example of Redevelopment (once trailer parks, old retail whse and sub-optimized development)

PGBT / Dallas Tollway Development - Bring Jobs & Tax Base

With continued new investment, we should leverage this and paint the picture of what could be - to entice new development

Green Space / "Arbor Hills" -like Development

The TC Rice property behind La Hacienda Ranchero represents a hidden and un-utilized gem for the City to build an Arbor Hills-like network of Bike and Hike trails with limited investment required, and attract Zip-Line, boating, etc.. recreation to the area as a destination.

Corridor Enhancements & Drive Up Appeal

  • Continue opportunistic Upgrades & Updates working with Private Business Owners to Beautify and Enhance the arterial corridors

  • Engage Corporate Adopt-a-Block programs to attract private partnership investment
  • Stone Coat the Eddie Man (Pre-Cast, Fake Brick) Walls - These date our community. A Stonecoat facade improvement will provide cost-effective upgrade to the City

Vintage Railroad

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has license to come 1/2 way to Carrollton and desires to extend their service to our #HistoricDowntown square.   Let facilitate work with DART and the Vintage Rail Service to connect Carrollton-Grapevine-Fort Worth Stockyards and augment our "Destination" appeal.


Other Activities

TOD (Transit Oriented District):

    • Historic Downtown Area
      • Bring the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to Historic Downtown (standalone initiative)
      • Leverage Raising of Beltline Road for Walking and Trail Access to areas North to Broadway & College
      • Leverage Raising of IH35 for Walking and Trail Access to areas West of Historic Downtown for continued high Density use
      • Capitalize on the Cotton-Belt Rail line for East-West Expansion from the Historic Square of the TOD district
      • Continue to drive #ExperienceCarrollton Events to encourage residents to Engage in our Community! Be Seen and Often!
      • Parking, Parking, Parking...
    • Trinity Mills TOD
      • Paint the Picture for Developers of a Class-A Office Complex at the former Home Depot/Anderson’s Furniture Area
      • Expand TOD Vision Document to encompass Redevelopment of the Trinity Mills to Keller Springs and Warehouse District West to Old Denton -- Provide Expanded Reach of the thriving Old Denton/PGBT-190 Retail/Residential Renaissance
    • Frankford To Hebron
      • Leverage Indian Creek Golf Course as the Asset it is to bring further development to the corridor and Redevelopment within warehouse district
      • Leverage TC Rice Property (along IH35 north of Frankford) for Natural Destination and Extension of Indian Creek Golf Course
  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad & Historic Desitinations
    • Complete the vision of this self-sustaining initiative to bring the Vintage Railroad to Carrollton - Cooridinate with DART Rail
    • Launch the “Experience Carrollton” Initiative as the Destination Hub bring together access via Highway/Tollway, Trails, DART and more...
  • Northern Expansion: Parker / Plano Parkway to NFM
    • Continue to Attract Commerical Investment and Jobs to the region
    • Complete Annexation of land and establish Planned Development to support Access and high quality residential development
    • Work with LISD patner to ensure optimal feeder patterns and access to additional facilities
    • Keep pace with Traffic and Congestion through continued leverage of TxDOT and County/Inter-Local Agreements.
  • #ExperienceCarrollton - Destinations for Home Town Fun and Attract Visitors

    • Historic Downtown
    • Leverage our Rich History and Historical points of interest throughout the City
    • Vintage Railroad
    • Vast Parks & Rec Facilities - including Trails, Parks, Ball Fields, Dog Parks, etc...
    • Events at core Event Centers throughout the City

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