Land Use Planning Projects

The Sustainable Development land use planning program provides support for a diverse range of mobility options, such as rail, automobiles, bicycling, transit, and walking.  Studies range from infrastructure analysis, transit-oriented development station area planning, and market analysis to urban design guidelines and planning for complete streets.  

Balch Springs Hickory Tree Road Project

NCTCOG is partnering with the City of Balch Springs to complete a corridor study of Hickory Tree Road, from Bruton Road to Elam Road (approx. 2 miles). The intent of this project is to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and access to destinations on the corridor, congestion relief, and economic development. Plan recommendations will address pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and shared-use paths along the corridor, and roadway configurations. This plan additionally supports an existing Safe Routes to School funded project for Floyd Elementary on the study corridor.

Stakeholder Meetings
Stakeholder meetings were held for residents and business owners/tenants on June 29 and June 30. 
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Contact:  Erin Curry

Click on the links below for additional Sustainable Development planning studies.

Bike/Pedestrian Planning Studies
TOD Planning Studies

Project Name [PDF] Description City County Deliverable [PDF]
Ellis County Sustainable Subdivision Regulations (2012) Study to improve zoning and building requirements in the rural sections of Ellis County due to prior stormwater flooding N/A Ellis Final Report

Project Name [PDF] Description City County Deliverable [PDF]
Southern Dallas County Infrastructure Analysis (2012) Framework and implementation program to support growth of Inland Port in Southern Dallas County to spur development. Dallas, Ferris, Hutchins, Lancaster, Wilmer Dallas Final Report

Project Name [PDF] Description City County Deliverable [PDF]
Burleson TOD Master Plan (2012) Plan for redevelopment and transportation strategies for the Burleson West TOD District and downtown. Burleson Johnson Final Report
West Dallas Signature
Point Project
Study focusing on public infrastructure needs in the West Dallas area. Dallas Dallas Final Report
City Center
Development Plan
Refinement of the City Center Vision Plan (2010) to develop regulations and development strategies. Cedar Hill Dallas Final Report
Cleburne Downtown Master Plan (2014) Plan providing a vision and roadmap for Downtown Cleburne. Cleburne Johnson Final Report
Berry/University Development Plan 
Plan to transform the
Berry Street Corridor into a walkable, transit-oriented,
mixed-use community.
Fort Worth Tarrant Final Report
Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan
Redevelopment plan addressing existing conditions within three Targeted Investment Areas in the Forest-Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment District. Garland Dallas Final Report
Downtown Wylie Strategic Plan  (2021) Strategic plan for enhancing multimodal transportation and economic development in Downtown Wylie. Wylie Collin Final Report

Project Name [PDF] Description City County Deliverable [PDF]
LBJ Skillman Urban Planning Initiative  (2014) Analysis of strategic opportunity vision areas resulting from reclaimed land after reconstruction of the IH 635 and Skillman Street interchange. Dallas Dallas Final Report
State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Master Plan  (2014) Study investigating ways to revitalize the SH 5 corridor into a context-sensitive urban thoroughfare. McKinney Dallas Final Report
Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan  (2016) Study examining existing conditions, future needs, and recommended improvements in the Northwest Highway and Preston Road area. Dallas Dallas Final Report
State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan, Phase I - River Oaks Blvd. (2016) Plan using context-sensitive design principles for SH 183  from SH 199 to the Trinity River to improve multimodal options and enhance livability in communities surrounding the NAS Fort Worth JRB. River Oaks Tarrant Final Report
State Highway 183 Corridor Master Plan, Phase II -Trinity River to IH 30 (2018) Plan using context-sensitive design principles for SH 183  from the Trinity River to I-30 to improve multimodal options, livability, and access to the NAS Fort Worth JRB. Westworth Village, White Settlement, Fort Worth Tarrant Final Report
State Highway 199
(Jacksboro Highway) Corridor Master Plan (2017)
Corridor master plan providing context-sensitive principles and recommendations to improve livability, provide transportation options, and improve drainage in the SH 199 corridor. Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Fort Worth, River Oaks Tarrant Final Report
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III
Volume IV

Project Name [PDF] Description City County Deliverable [PDF]
UNT Dallas Area Context Sensitive Transportation Study  (2011) Plan for roadway options and a bicycle and pedestrian network in the area around UNT-Dallas. Dallas Dallas Final Report
Garland Road Vision Study  (2010) Study addressing circulation, land use development, and strategic opportunities for redevelopment catalyst areas. Dallas Dallas Final Report
Evans & Rosedale Area Housing Study and Design Guidelines  (2009) Urban village standards and guidelines for prototypical housing plans to redevelop aging, historic housing in the Evans/Rosedale area. Fort Worth Tarrant Final Report
Hurst-Bellaire Sustainable Redevelopment Plan  (2009) Plan analyzing redevelopment scenarios for the Bellaire Area focusing on arts district and public places. Hurst Tarrant Final Report
Discover Division: Division Street Corridor Strategy  (2012) Land use, transportation, design, and funding options to reshape Division Street into a mixed-use corridor. Arlington Tarrant Final Report
Dallas Preston Center Garage Study  (2020) Feasibility study for underground garage with at-grade park and other potential options to replace the existing Preston Center garage. Dallas Dallas Final Report
Transit-Oriented Development Plan  (2009) Plan for redeveloping light industrial uses near the Richland Hills Trinity Railway Express station. Richland Hills Tarrant Final Report