IH-35E Corridor Study RFQ

Per City Council’s direction, there is a strong need to create a new vision for the IH-35E corridor that will guide the development and redevelopment of the area, leveraging existing assets within the corridor. Much of the corridor, particularly the west side and northeastern portion, has had some form of industrial zoning in place for many decades thus allowing a wide range of uses and intensity. Additionally, the community has recently lived through the widening of the IH-35E highway infrastructure, and could be facing the next phase of highway expansion sooner than later pending successful funding allocation. 

Although it is anticipated that redevelopment of the corridor will take time, it is important to note that current successes within the corridor include the Station Area redevelopment. This new development has been twenty years in the making, having started with an adopted vision in advance of the arrival of the DART station. Today, Council is committed to a longer term vision of higher quality retail, restaurant and office uses for the entire corridor, building upon the initial successes within the Station Area. Now is the time to develop a new vision for the corridor.

Responses:

The City invites the submittal of responses to the RFQ below from qualified firms interested in providing professional planning services for the development of an IH-35E Corridor Vision Study for the future redevelopment of approximately 463 acres of land on the east and west sides of the IH-35Ecorridor within Farmers Branch. 

The City will receive responses to this RFQ at the Planning Department, Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75234 until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 2, 2019. Background documents and the full RFQ are below. 

Inquires:

Inquires related to this RFQ may be directed to:

Ms. Kyra McCardle, Planning Contractor

kyra.mccardle@farmersbranchtx.gov

972-919-2542 

or  

Tina Firgens, Director of Planning 

tina.firgens@farmersbranchtx.gov

972-919-2542

Full RFQ for Download:

IH-35E RFQ

Additional Information:

Maps:

Comprehensive Plans: 

Market Analysis

Planned Development Districts:

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot), IH-35E Project:

TxDot April 16, 2019 Presentation to City Council: