Lancaster Corridor Station Area Plan
The Lancaster Corridor area features a concentration of commercial, retail, office, service, and public and institutional facilities along Lancaster Rd and the DART Blue Line, with the Kiest and VA Medical Center Stations anchoring the north and south ends of the corridor.
The Lancaster Corridor area is envisioned as a thriving, walkable mixed-use corridor that provides a range of high-quality, neighborhood-serving retail, employment opportunities, and housing options with safe multi-modal access between key destinations.
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: Buckner station. Area Plan, MLK Station Area Plan, Hatcher Station Area Plan and Vickery Meadow Station Area Plan.
The Lancaster Corridor Station Area Plan details specific initiatives to create a better future for the Lancaster Corridor area, with attention to improving safety and multi-modal connectivity, and establishing strategies to create a thriving transit-oriented neighborhood over the long term.
The plan outlines a development action plan, adaptive re-use action plan, adaptive re-use guidelines and implementation actions. Key strategies related to financing, education, zoning, and transportation will help advance the strategic opportunities outlined in this Plan.
GrowSouth a city initiative launched in 2012 as a comprehensive strategy to build a foundation for sustainable growth in Dallas's southern sector. One of the first GrowSouth projects is the Lancaster Urban Village.
This innovative TOD TIF district was one of the first in the country to balance increment generated across sub-districts, targeting areas with the greatest need. A portion of increment generated at the Mockingbird / Lovers Lane and Cedars West sub-districts provides additional funds to support development and infrastructure in the Lancaster Corridor and a fund for affordable housing.