Sustainable Development Infrastructure

Funded Infrastructure Projects

In 2001, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) initiated the Sustainable Development Program. The program is designed to encourage planning and foster growth and development in and around historic downtowns and Main Streets, infill areas, and along passenger rail lines and at stations. By allocating transportation funds to land use projects promoting alternative transportation or reduced automobile use, NCTCOG and its regional partners are working to address escalating air quality, congestion, and quality of life issues, and promote economic development through public/private partnerships.

Since 2001, the program had four cycles of funding (2001, 2006, 2010, and 2018), awarding $163 million including a local match of $32.6 million for infrastructure projects to support sustainable development throughout the region.

2015 Sustainable Development 10-Year Progress Report [PDF]

Interactive Map of NCTCOG Sustainable Development Projects (Chrome or Firefox recommended)

 

The fourth Sustainable Development Call for Projects, approved by the RTC in March of 2018, awarded $41.8 million and provided funding for six additional infrastructure projects.

City/Agency Project Name Description County Total Award
Amount
Crowley Main Street Reconstruct from 3 to 2 lanes, add bicycle lanes, widen/expand sidewalks, add on-street parking, and construct two roundabouts. Tarrant $5,625,000
DCTA DCTA Intermodal Transit Center Construct DCTA Intermodal Transit Center, bus lanes and park and ride to enhance and expand transit service. Denton $9,822,500
Ennis Ennis Avenue Construct grade separation at the intersection of Bus 287/Ennis Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad Line. Ellis $11,250,000
Irving SH 356/Irving Boulevard Intersection, street, and pedestrian improvements along the Western Irving Blvd. commercial corridor. Dallas $15,000,000
Lewisville College Street Reconstruct from 2 to 2 lanes, add bicycle lanes, widen/expand sidewalks, and add on-street parking. Denton $3,750,000
Weatherford US 180 (Northern Loop) Construct/reconstruct roadway including a roundabout at the intersection of US 180 with new bicycle lanes and intersection improvements at FM 51. Parker $14,440,000

The RTC initiated the third Sustainable Development Call for Projects in March 2009, designating $43 million for infrastructure projects, which were awarded in 2010.

City Project Name Description County Total Award
Amount
Addison Vitruvian Park Street construction, pedestrian amenities, traffic signalization, landscaping, and Brookhaven and Redding trail connections. Dallas $3,672,000
Carrollton Transit-Oriented Development Catalyst Project Street construction to extend Vandergriff Dr. between Broadway and Myers Street, a hike and bike trail along the Union Pacific rail line, and pedestrian amenities and landscaping to enhance the entrance to the downtown square. Dallas $1,931,791
Colleyville Pleasant Run Pathway Connection Improves pedestrian linkage from schools, parks and surrounding residential area to The Village at Colleyville.  Tarrant $218,500
Dallas Atmos Lofts Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping connecting the mixed-use development to existing sidewalks in downtown. Dallas $578,357
Dallas The Collective Bicycle facilities, pedestrian improvements, and connections to trails, parks, and commercial amenities. Various restaurants, Aldi, Big Lots, and Home Depot will be accessible by biking or walking. Dallas $2,482,813
Dallas Continental Mixed-Use Development Intersection improvements, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to connect the mixed-use development to surrounding transportation networks in the downtown. Dallas $759,674
Dallas Edison/Hi Line Mixed-Use Development Pedestrian amenities, landscaping and signage improvements on Edison Street, Hi Line Drive, and underpass improvements at IH 35 and Hi Line Drive. Dallas $1,438,829
Dallas Lake Highlands TOD Multimodal Connectivity Intersection improvements and bike connection to support the Lake Highlands transit-oriented development at Lake Highlands Town Center. Dallas $3,467,778
Dallas Omni & DART Convention Center Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping on Lamar Street from Ross Avenue to Canton Street. Dallas $2,696,052
Dallas Zang Triangle Pedestrian amenities and landscaping on Beckley Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Dallas $2,187,500
Duncanville North Main Street Pedestrian amenities, landscaping, and a slip lane with angled parking. Dallas $2,388,300
Farmers Branch Station Area Sidewalks Pedestrian improvement supporting a mixed-use development adjacent to an existing DART rail station. Dallas $665,200
Flower Mound West Windsor Extension Two roundabouts and trails along West Windsor St. providing access to River Walk at Central Park mixed-use development. Denton $3,733,200
Fort Worth Polytechnic/TWU Streetscape Improved infrastructure through context sensitive transportation improvements near TWU and Polytechnic High School. Tarrant $1,875,000
Fort Worth South Main Urban Village Revitalized historic Main Street in Fort Worth. Tarrant $3,750,000
Grapevine Hudgins Street Corridor Roadway and Pedestrian Improvements Pedestrian improvement project located in the Historic Main Street Corridor and also provides a connection to the City’s hike and bike trail. Tarrant $708,750
Kennedale Connecting Kennedale Pedestrian improvement project along Kennedale Parkway which also provides support to the local TownCenter mixed-use development. Tarrant $1,152,455
Lewisville Old Town Transit-Oriented Development Sidewalk improvements and bike lanes and on-street parking as a buffer between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Denton $3,750,00
Mesquite Thomasson Square Street construction, pedestrian improvements, traffic signalization, and landscaping supporting mixed-use development. Dallas $3,749,421

Full List of 2010 Projects [PDF]
 

The RTC awarded approximately $40 Million for Sustainable Development Infrastructure projects in the nine-county area through the 2006 Sustainable Development Call for Projects in April 2006.

City Project Name Description County Total Award Amount
Arlington College Town Created a viable pedestrian environment by utilizing low impact development strategies such as a green bioswale, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping. Tarrant $2,876,375
Dallas Design District Streetscape project on Hi Line Dr., one of the main thoroughfares in the district. Dallas $1,037,236
Dallas Fiji/Compton Mixed-Use Development Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to support the affordable senior housing and proposed mixed-use development site. Dallas $3,514,983
Dallas Klyde Warren Park 5.2 acre park, plaza, and urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. Dallas $562,500
Dallas Lake Highlands Town Center
(Coming soon)
Street construction, intersection improvements, traffic signals and pedestrian amenities to support the Lake Highlands transit-oriented development. Dallas $6,437,500
Dallas Mockingbird Station Streetscape improvements to connect the transit-oriented development and SMU Blvd. to the Katy Trail at the Mockingbird light rail station. Dallas $2,000,000
Duncanville Center Street Townhomes Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping supporting the Center Street Townhome development. Dallas $705,000
Fort Worth GrandMarc at West Berry Place Pedestrian amenities and street reconstruction to make West Berry Street a more inviting area for pedestrians. Tarrant $3,000,000
Fort Worth Magnolia Green Construct landscaping and median improvement to enhance the walking environment and encourage pedestrian activity along West Rosedale Street. Tarrant $375,000
Fort Worth Museum Place Improve pedestrian access to the Museum Place walkable mixed-use development. Tarrant $3,000,000
Fort Worth Trinity Bluff Pedestrian improvements along newly constructed streets in the Trinity Bluff walkable, mixed-use development. Tarrant $1,313,625
Frisco Frisco Square Street construction, sidewalks, street lights, and pedestrian amenity improvements in Frisco Square. Collin $1,250,000
Garland Downtown Garland Transit-Oriented Connectivity Infrastructure improvements supporting the Downtown Garland DART light rail station, 5th Street Crossing. Dallas $2,312,500
Grapevine Main Street Built wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaping, and street lighting along Main Street from the historic downtown to the Fairfield complex. Tarrant $1,000,000
Irving Las Colinas Urban Center Rail transit improvements on the Las Colinas APT System to connect the Las Colinas Urban Center Station on the DART Orange Line. Dallas $1,625,000
Richardson Centennial Park Infrastructure improvements for a master-planned mixed-use development located adjacent to the Spring Valley DART Station in Richardson. Dallas $1,375,000
Richardson Eastside Transit-Oriented Development Pedestrian amenities, landscaping, and street construction to support a walkable neighborhood. Dallas $1,875,000
Rowlett Downtown Rowlett Street construction, intersection improvements, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping in Downtown Rowlett connecting to the future transit station. Dallas $4,187,500

Full List of 2006 Projects
 

The RTC awarded approximately $40.8 million in federal funds under the 2001 Joint Venture Call for Projects.

City Project Name Description County Total Award Amount
Benbrook Benbrook Town Center Construct a Texas Turn Around and exit ramps to connect to the proposed Town Center Development. Tarrant $1,212,500
Dallas Victory Park Infrastructure improvements and connections to the Victory Park high-rise mixed-use development. Dallas $8,505,000
Denton Unicorn Lake Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to support the mixed-use development at Market Square. Denton $1,103,865
Fort Worth Magnolia Village Construct infrastructure components to support the Magnolia Village live-work development. Tarrant $1,542,110
Fort Worth Ridglea Village Sidewalks, crosswalks, street furniture, and other pedestrian amenities to support the Ridglea Village development. Tarrant $475,436
Fort Worth West 7th Street Corridor Provided pedestrian improvements along 7th Street from University Drive to downtown. Tarrant $4,346,232
Frisco Frisco Historic Downtown Transportation improvements in the Frisco Historic Downtown area. Collin $3,316,775
Irving Northwest Rail Corridor Rail transit improvements and construction of DART Orange Line, transit mall, and Las Colinas APT system to connect to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station. Dallas $18,900,000
Irving SH 356/Irving Boulevard Revitalize the commercial corridor along Irving Blvd., including intersection improvements and pedestrian amenities. Dallas $15,000,000
Lewisville Old Town Plaza The Old Town Plaza project improves the pedestrian experience in the downtown area by enhancing the connection between retail spaces, City Hall and the Lewisville Arts Center. Denton $1,800,000
McKinney Craig Ranch Street construction in the Craig Ranch Town Center. Collin $2,890,796
North Richland Hills HomeTown Upgraded an intersection on the north side of Hometown next to Birdville High School. Tarrant $175,000
Plano Plano Transit Village Pedestrian improvements in the downtown area to serve the mixed-use development in the historic core. Collin $2,491,037
The Colony Austin Ranch New road construction to serve a 300-acre mixed-use neighborhood master-planned community. Denton $1,618,917

Full List of 2001 Projects