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Carrollton City Council Awards Trinity Mills Master Developer Services

Post Date:01/31/2018 7:43 PM

Carrollton City Council approved a resolution on January 9, with Atlanta-based, Integral Group, LLC, for development services of the Trinity Trinity Mills RFP - Integral Presetation_Page_15Mills Transit Center District.

Carrollton’s vision for the Trinity Mills Transit District is a dense, mixed-use development that will create a new vibrant destination for the City and its surrounding area. In keeping with today’s market trends, this new urban village will contain at least one high-rise marquis office building, a brand-name hotel, several restaurants, multi-family housing (for-sale and for-lease), and “3rd space” amenities.

The Trinity Mills Transit Center District is located at the southeast quadrant of the President George Bush Turnpike and IH-35E interchange and is comprised of nearly 26 contiguous acres, collectively owned by the City of Carrollton and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). It is the largest publically-owned transit-oriented development site in North Texas. In addition, it is one of the most connected sites with DART Green Line light rail service to Dallas and Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-Train commuter service to Denton. This premier redevelopment area has high visibility and the potential to capture not only the east-west traffic from PGBT, but also north-south commuters from the IH-35E. Highway and rail connections to Dallas Love Field and DFW International Airports can be made within 20 minutes.

Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer said he is very excited about this opportunity, especially with the recent completion of the Dickerson Overpass and the IH-35E interchange, enabling traffic to access the transit center directly. The Trinity Mills project was a Council priority from the Strategic Planning session last summer.

“This is one of the first major projects undertaken in my tenure and one of the most impactful,” Falconer said. “In view of the previous projects in our surrounding cities in years past, the City of Carrollton is in for an economic boost that will reclaim the area surrounding the old Home Depot property and infuse the neighborhood with a modern, streamlined aesthetic similar to Legacy Town Center.”

Integral Group, LLC will be led by their managing principal for this project, Art Lomenick, who has directed the initial redevelopment of numerous uptown and midtown communities throughout the U.S., beginning with involvement in the evolution of Dallas’ very own Uptown—transforming it into a thriving urban district of shops, residencies, offices, and engaging public spaces. Lomenick orchestrated the business planning and development of Addison Circle and Legacy Town Center, two master-planned, new urbanist communities crafted in cooperation with the cities of Addison and Plano.

Lomenick believes that partnership and vision building are key to sparking successful catalytic developments like the proposed Trinity Mills Transit Center District.

In the January 9 City Council meeting, Lomenick said that his goal is “to take something not obvious, give it a good brand, bring in multiple development entities at the same time, bring in people that are passionate about it, and turn a project like this into a prime spot for corporate relocations and civic growth.”

For more information on the Trinity Mills Transit District development, visit carrolltontxdevelopment.com.

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