On Jan. 2, 2014, Vialta / Gateway Planning, a consulting group retained by City Council , 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-square-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. For more information about public input opportunities or proposed developments, email Kevin Kass or call (972) 721-2251.
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