8:00 AM Jan 22, 2020 CST

Revitalization on the horizon in Richardson's Collins-Arapaho Innovation District

A recent city-led rezoning effort has primed the mostly industrial area for revitaliation and redevelopment, city officials say.


10:57 AM Jan 9, 2020 CST

Companies announce acquisition of two office buildings in Richardson

The properties are either totally or mostly vacant.

New science building to accommodate continued enrollment at UT Dallas

The 175,000-square-foot, multistory building will contain classrooms, labs, offices and support space for the Department of Physics and the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences.



Bond planning ramps up in Richardson

The next bond proposition will likely go before voters in November 2021.


Rezoning of innovation district unanimously approved by Richardson City Council

The unanimous approval by council means redevelopment of the area can now begin.


City closes Main Street intersection for water line installation

The work is part of the ongoing Main Street redevelopment project.




New state law places deadline on Richardson to review development plans

A new state law places a deadline on how long cities have to act on certain types of development plans. As a result, the city will need to amend its Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, according to Michael Spicer, director of development services for the city of Richardson.


Richardson awarded $100,000 grant for mobility improvements in the Innovation District

Mobility improvements included in the Innovation District project in Richardson will receive financial backing through a new grant program.


Ask the editor: How does the state's new building material law affect Richardson?

Local ordinances implemented to preserve the visual character of residential and commercial buildings were voided when Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2439 into law June 14.


JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 



Planning commission approves West Coast University campus relocation to Richardson

Private nursing college West Coast University is one step closer to calling Richardson its new home following unanimous approval by the city planning commission.


Empty office buildings chip at Richardson's commercial occupancy rate

Roughly 15% of Richardson’s 23 million square feet of office space was available for lease in the second quarter of 2019, according to commercial real estate database CoStar.


More housing, retail coming to UT Dallas-adjacent development Northside

Construction is underway on more housing at Northside, the mixed-use development located just north of The University of Texas at Dallas.


Rezoning Richardson's innovation district will unlock retail, housing and restaurant opportunities, consultants say

An effort to rezone the 1,200-acre innovation district east of US 75 is in full swing. 



Society 190 apartments to open in future HALL Park at Richardson in early September

The first phase of apartments at Society 190 will open in early September. The complex, located at 850 Greenside Drive, Richardson, is the residential portion of the HALL Park at Richardson project, which will eventually include retail and office space. At full build-out—slated for winter 2020 — Society 190 will include 415 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. This first phase includes 54 apartments. 972-474-3762. www.society190.com


City Council greenlights plan to revamp Sears building, add new restaurants to Richardson Square

After sending developers back to the drawing board in early June, City Council unanimously approved a plan to revamp a portion of the former Richardson Square Mall site at Plano and Belt Line roads.


AARP awards city of Richardson $15,200 grant for mobility improvements

Richardson is one of three Texas cities to be awarded a grant through the AARP Community Challenge.


Main Street renewal project kicks off in downtown Richardson

A major renewal of Richardson’s historic downtown is about to get underway.



Texas Instruments delays $3.2 billion expansion of its Richardson plant

A planned expansion that was dubbed the city of Richardson's single-largest corporate investment to date has been postponed.


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

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


Create Church to begin holding services at new permanent facility Aug. 4

Create Church will host services at its new permanent facility starting Aug. 4. A grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 8. Services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to a church spokesperson.


Public art piece installed at future home of Richardson Fire Department

Drivers along Greenville Avenue may have noticed the first of several public art pieces to be installed at the city's new Public Safety Campus .



Coworking facilities in Richardson offers flexibility, amenities to members

Local business owners are looking to get in on the ground floor of a workplace trend taking DFW by storm.


New office complex in northeast Richardson greenlighted by City Council

Gillett Industries will build a new office and warehouse complex in northeast Richardson after City Council approved the project June 3.