Planning & Urban Design

​Hatcher Station Area Plan




Year of Adoption: February 2013 

Council District: 7


The Hatcher Station area is in south Dallas, approximately four miles east of Downtown Dallas. Scyene Road is a major east-west oriented six-lane thoroughfare that forms a belt across the center of the area. The Hatcher Station is located at the intersections of Scyene Road and Hatcher Street intersection. The study area is within relative proximity to Fair Park and the Trinity forest.


The Hatcher area is envisioned as a safe, walkable mixed-use neighborhood that provides a range of neighborhood-serving retail, housing options and vocational enrichment opportunities. A critical priority is to progressively grow economic vibrancy in the area. Initial steps should include expanded continuing education and jobs training, support to small business entrepreneurs, and new employment-generating commercial uses.


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. Station Area Plan, Lancaster Corridor Station Area Plan, Buckner Station Area Plan and Vickery Meadow Station Area Plan.

The Hatcher Station Area Plan details specific initiatives to create a better future for the area, with attention to improving safety and multi-modal connectivity, reinvigorating affordable housing, and establishing strategies and guidelines to create a thriving transit-oriented neighborhood over the long term.

The plan outlines a development action plan, adaptive re-use action plan and adaptive re-use guidelines. Key strategies related to financing, outreach, zoning, and transportation will help advance the strategic opportunities outlined in this Plan.

Download PlanHatcher Station  Area Plan