A common area designed to help enhance existing downtown Richardson development is receiving city funding to move the project along.

A contract worth over $4.9 million was awarded to Tegrity Contractors by council during its Nov. 13 meeting. It will cover improvements to the location of the future Interurban Common.

The overview

Richardson has held a license agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit since 2020, City Manager Don Magner said, which will allow it to utilize the property. Future plans shared during the Nov. 6 meeting include the creation of plaza space, landscaping and a food truck area.

Council also approved a resolution to rename the property located at 110 N. Interurban St. to Interurban Common. The proposed location is between Main Street and Jackson Street, across Interurban Street from the mixed-use development Belt+Main.

According to a presentation made during the Nov. 6 meeting, the overall city budget for the Interurban Common project is $5.4 million. The park space is one of the latest additions to the city’s overall park space and will include a connection to the city’s Central Trail, as previously reported by Community Impact.

The details

The approved contract with Tegrity Contractors will include several additions within the scope of work, according to city documents, such as:
  • Site grading
  • Site utilities
  • Park pavilions
  • Trail
  • Solar lighting
  • A seat wall along the trail
  • Landscape improvements
What’s next?

Per city documents, construction on the property is expected to begin in December with an anticipated completion by November 2024.