Officials reshaping downtown Carrollton around light-rail hopes


Dianne Solis brings us this story about the efforts of Carrollton, TX to prepare for TOD.  A variety of new buisnesses have already opened in the city’s downtown, and they are beginning to build the high-density residential units that are needed to truly bring life and vitality to the community in a 24-hour basis.  The city is making an effort to make sure that good developments end up on the fast track to approval and completion.  They have done a great job of rehabilitating old buildings for new uses, including turning grain silos into a climbing gym.  This is all fueled by the prospect that trasit lines from DART will be crisscrossing the town in the near future.

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