|Proposed Vision for Irving Boulevard – Downtown: Almost 48 acres of the 640-acre area, known as Heritage Crossing, has been aggregated for redevelopment. Heritage Crossing is bound by West Pioneer Drive, Britain Road, Shady Grove Road and MacArthur Boulevard. Thirty-eight of these acres are now gathered into 15 redevelopment sites located in two primary areas – the Irving Boulevard/Second Street corridor and along Delaware Creek.|
Plans continue for downtown Irving with the unveiling of a conceptual design and a proposal to build 100 new homes along Delaware Creek.
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Jan. 2, 2014 - Vialta/Gateway Planning, a consulting group retained by City Council one year ago, unveiled a new conceptual design at a public meeting to offer residents a glimpse of the refined vision for Heritage Crossing. Courtesy of public input, bike lanes, 11-foot sidewalks to increase foot traffic and on-street parking for improved access to retailers are incorporated in the vision for the historic downtown area. Pending approval of the proposal, Heritage Crossing could become a regional destination.
Irving’s downtown community, considered a prime location in the Metroplex, continues to attract interest from retailers and developers. Since 2006, 19 new businesses have joined the Heritage Crossing community; the iconic Griff’s Hamburgers (located near the intersection of Strickland Plaza and Falcon Street) celebrated the grand opening of its renovated restaurant in July; and construction is near completion on a 5,700-sqaure-foot QuikTrip convenience store at the northwest corner of Irving Heights and Irving Boulevard.
As plans progress, public input opportunities will be scheduled for residents and business owners. In addition, a presentation from Vialta/Gateway is planned for later this month.For more information about public input opportunities or proposed developments, call Redevelopment Administrator Kevin Kass at (972) 721-2251.
Send Heritage Crossing input to email@example.com.