Year of Adoption: February 2013
Council District: 5
The Buckner Station area is located ten miles south of downtown Dallas, just to the northeast of U.S> Highway 175 and TX Loop 12. The area includes a mix of housing, industrial, commercial, institutional and community facilities. The southern portion of the area is composed of industrial and warehouse, while the north is a mix of residential and commercial along Buckner Boulevard, Crawford Memorial Park is located to the east on Elam road and the future Kleberg trail will provide greater connectivity.
The Buckner Station area is envisioned as a safe, walkable, mixed-use neighborhood that provides a range of employment and job opportunities, neighborhood-serving retail, entertainment destinations and housing options.
The station area plan was developed through the HUD Community Challenge Planning Grant program and is intended to spur transformation of Dallas DART station areas through catalytic projects, public-private partnerships, and reuse and rehabilitation of existing buildings. Each plan developed through this grant outlines an approach to stimulating and guiding redevelopment activities. Primary aspects of these approaches involve identification of strategic opportunities, catalyst development sites, character and design guidelines, and implementation actions. Other plans include: Martin Luther King Jr. Area Plans, Lancaster Corridor Station Area Plan, Hatcher Station Area Plan and Vickery Meadow Station Area Plan.
The Buckner Station Area Plan details specific initiatives to create a better future, with attention to reinvigorating affordable housing, improving safety and multi-modal connectivity, establishing strategies and guidelines to create a thriving transit-oriented neighborhood over the long term. The overall Development Plan for the Buckner station area leverages the existing investment of the Buckner station, activates underutilized land, supports greater connectivity and mobility, and fosters improved design and neighborhood character for the area.
Download Plan: Buckner Station Area Plan