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Proposed Dallas High Speed Rail Station Hopes to Attract Game-Changing TOD
"Two preferred sites for a potential new Dallas high-speed rail station are going through environmental impact studies, which could bring a rail station and billions of dollars in surrounding development to downtown Dallas," reports Candice Carlisle.
Carlisle reports on the proposed sites from the development side of the proposed station. Carlisle quotes Matthews Southwest President Jack Matthews (elected as the development partner on the station and the surrounding development) saying that the station and the resulting development would "a massive game changer."
Nicholas Sakeleris also reports on the announcement by drilling down on the details of the proposed sites.
"One site is 10 to 20 acres of undeveloped land west of Lamar Street that could accommodate the high-speed rail station, parking and space for future transit-oriented development. It's located west of Gilley's Dallas and the NYLO Dallas Hotel on the other side of the existing freight tracks. The bullet train would use its own tracks with overhead power lines passing through a tight-40-foot right-of-way corridor."
"A second proposed site would extend over Interstate 30 and includes a portion of the first candidate site and would be adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center."
Sakeleris also includes more detail about the Texas Central Railway's intentions for the station to become an iconic symbol of Dallas, as well as its potential to drive new development in the area and connect with the existing Dallas Area Rapid Transit System.