Location: Dallas, TX. North of Central Business District
Increasingly, municipalities are turning to light rail and other rapid transit systems to ease commuter burden. In Dallas, results have been impressive - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) ridership totals more than 97 millions trips per year. With this in mind, a local developer hired RTKL to create a 10-acre pedestrian-friendly urban village next to the DART Mockingbird Lane light-rail commuter station. An eight-minute rail ride from Dallas’ Central Business District, Mockingbird Lane Station is conveniently situated. To take advantage of its location and to incite further connections between people, RTKL designed 216 loft apartments; an eight-screen art-house Angelika Film Center and cafe; more than 90 shops and restaurants; office and parking space; and an enclosed public plaza, all linked to the station. Today, commercial and residential tenants are drawn to Mockingbird Station as much for its convenience as its true urban character, which mixes materials, architectural styles and unprecedented amenities to create a lively community.
Transect Zone(s): T4 general.
Project or Plan's Scale: Building
Features: Bus transit, Mixed uses, Rail/fixed guideway transit, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 10
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 200000
Office area (in sq. ft.): 125000
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 216
Parks & green space (in acres):
Residential types: Mid-rise/loft.
Project team designers: RTKL Associates, Inc.
Project team developers: N/A
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Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -