This plan targeted existing opportunities to build consensus and focus on how redevelopment, along with changes to regulations, infrastructure, land use and urban design, have the potential to reshape Arlington's Division Street corridor. The Freese and Nichols team approached this project as a Planning-Led Development Effort in which previous planning was combined with proven market-driven strategies. As a key concept, the recommendations do not rely heavily on capital improvement projects with little return on public investments. Rather, the Freese and Nichols team identified current market-based opportunities that could be implemented in the short-term. These identified projects aim to transform the corridor by engaging quality developments that meet community goals for the future. Innovative strategies aimed to address visual clutter, promote pedestrian-friendly, walkable places, maintain vital thoroughfare movement and create places for businesses to thrive.
The Division Street Corridor Strategy identifies action steps to support private investment that will provide jobs and increase property values, link Downtown with UT Arlington and the Entertainment District, and implement lasting, valuable change in the appearance, character and economic function of the Division Street corridor.
North Central Texas Council of Governments and The City of Arlington