The first open house for the vision study was scheduled to take place on March 19, 2020, however, it was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to the importance of having property owners and representatives from businesses located within the corridor participate in the engagement events they have been paused until such time when it is appropriate to engage the public. It is expected that public consultation will resume, in an online forum, in mid-June.
Shape the future of the Interstate 35E Corridor in Farmers Branch
New development is happening all around Farmers Branch. The Shops at Mustang Station, near the DART station, is nearly complete. New development within the station area will continue to be a catalyst to spur additional development within the IH-35E corridor, creating an opportunity to transform this corridor and create an impressive gateway into Farmers Branch.
What will the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study achieve?
Residents and businesspeople will play a key role as Farmers Branch City leaders undertake a visioning process in order to gain a clearer picture of what the corridor on both sides of Interstate 35E through Farmers Branch will look like in the next 20 years.
To be developed through consultation with City leaders, landowners, tenants and residents, this Vision will help determine what uses will be present, such as industrial, office, commercial, and residential. Further, it will identify where in the corridor the uses may be located and what the public realm will look like.
The study will carry through to the fall of 2020, when it will go forward to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption.
There will be two primary public participation opportunities with an online survey in mid-June and a second event this summer.
***Staff will reassess the proposed timelines on a regular basis and further modifications may be necessary based on the progression of the coronavirus. ***
The links below will provide context and background information that will aid in the development of the IH-35E Vision Study: