Forest Jupiter Redevelopment

Garland, Texas

The southwestern quadrant of the City of Garland is comprised of a large area of industrial properties and related employment.  The edge between this district and the community beyond has become dilapidated over time and in need of reinvestment.  With the addition of the DART light rail line through this area, the City and the North Central Texas Council of Governments engaged Catalyst to prepare a market-based redevelopment plan with focus on specific private investment to promote a more walkable transit-oriented development district.  The district is anchored by a community hospital, retail, industrial and existing residential uses, and is constrained by an aging infrastructure and building stock.

Working with community stakeholders and within the parameters set by its market analysis, Catalyst prepared a redevelopment plan that focused reinvestment in three primary areas including the property adjacent to the DART station, the property surrounding a retail “hard corner” intersection, and property adjacent to the existing community hospital.  Each of these areas were broken down into specific site plans with targeted projects and related economic analysis for use in economic development discussions.  Catalyst guided public input and prepared market analysis, forecasted programming, master planning, urban design, and project financial analysis.

Client: City of Garland

Awards: Greater Dallas Planning Council Urban Design Award

Status: Plan Adopted

Services: Market Analysis, Land Use Programming, Planning, Implementation Strategy