City asks public to give feedback on Richardson's planned Innovation District via an online survey

This map shows the 1,200-acre area that is the focus of revitalization efforts in Richardson.

This map shows the 1,200-acre area that is the focus of revitalization efforts in Richardson.

The city of Richardson is looking to the community for ideas on how to enhance a 1,200-acre area east of US 75.

The Collins/Arapaho Transit-Oriented Development and Innovation District is roughly contained by US 75, Campbell Road, Plano Road and Apollo Road. It has for decades been a hub for business and technology, but with this effort, the city hopes to revive the area by bringing in new businesses and community amenities.

In December, city staff and the consultant team behind the project presented their vision for the area to council. Now, they are hoping the public can help finalize the details.

An online survey posted July 2 invites feedback on the many aspects of development, including architectural styles for buildings; new uses for underused parking lots; building use options, such as entertainment, residential and retail; and ideas for development along the soon-to-be-expanded Duck Creek hike and bike trail.

A dog park, outdoor dining areas and park space with public art are a few of the trailside options shown via color photos within the survey.

The last day to take the survey is July 14, the city said.

For more information about the Collins/Arapaho TOD project and to access the survey visit
By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


texas capitol building fotolia stock image
Public education the focus of upcoming forums with candidates for the Texas Legislature

The events are hosted by nonprofit advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Feb. 21 event. (Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)
Former President George W. Bush to speak at annual Richardson Chamber of Commerce meeting

Guests should expect heightened security leading up to this year's event.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

Nature's Mercantile   CBD Store opened in January. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact)
Nature's Mercantile + CBD Store opens Richardson location

The business offers a variety of CBD and health products.

Plano ISD will be expanding its full-day pre-K program and removing the option of half-day need-based classes. This will allow for a more eligibility among under-served families, according to a presentation Jan. 14 at a district board meeting. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano ISD moves to full-day only pre-K classes, meeting Texas requirements and expanding program

Pre-K classes at Plano ISD will see a shift to a full-day only program, as well as an expansion in the number of classes and host campuses in the 2020-21 school year.

Richardson City Council discussed proposed changes to its mobile food vendor ordinance at its Jan. 13 meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Talk of changing food truck ordinance underway in Richardson

Council is scheduled to vote on the amendments Jan. 27.

Richardson is competing in a statewide fitness challenge. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Richardson competes for grant money in community fitness challenge

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an eight-week community fitness competition that is open to the public.

Le Beauty Spa
Le Beauty Spa brings advanced skin care to Richardson

The business offers a wide range of beauty services, such as customized facials, organic teeth whitening and eyelash extensions.

The first of DART's community meetings will be on Jan. 21 at Cypress Waters. (Gavin Pugh/Community impact Newspaper)
Transit agency to hold meetings to update communities on 26-mile Silver Line project

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is inviting communities along the historic Cotton Belt railroad to learn more about their 26-mile passenger rail project.

Two for the Money BBQ is opening in late January. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Restaurateur Dale Wamstad to open Two for the the Money BBQ in January in Richardson

The restaurant is the latest culinary project by Wamstad, owner of the adjacent Texas chophouse.

Back to top