Grapevine Council approves $49K for Dallas Road corridor parking study

Finding parking on Main Street can be difficult.

Finding parking on Main Street can be difficult.

On Sept. 18 the Grapevine City Council unanimously approved a contract of $49,700 to study the parking needs of the Dallas Road transit corridor in Grapevine.

This section encompasses Dallas Road from Ball Street/William D. Tate Avenue to Texan Trail.

“As we move through the planning process for the Dallas Road district, we’ve heard from Council and Planning and Zoning commissioners that there was a great concern for parking, especially due to the potential increase for development density,” Development Director Scott Williams said at the meeting. “For that reason, we have before you tonight a contract with WGI Parking Planners to take a look at what we have and what we will have.”

The scope of this contract includes collecting parking and development data; meetings with staff, City Council and the planning and zoning commission, as well as stakeholders; identifying parking surpluses and deficiencies; estimating future parking needs; and measuring the potential for parking structures.

Williams said WGI has conducted studies for other cities similar to Grapevine, including Georgetown. He said WGI officials also have ties to the company developing the current train station and Hotel Vin project in Grapevine.

The project was met with overall approval from City Council.

“We’ve had a lot of serious conversations about this, and we want to make sure we do it right,” council member Duff O’Dell said.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.