Carrollton Wins Urban Design Dream Study Award
Carrollton, Texas, has received the 2009 Greater Dallas Planning Council Urban Design Dream Study Award for its Downtown Carrollton Transit Center Plan.
In April 2009, the Carrollton City Council and Trammel Crow/High Street Residential LLC entered into a public/private partnership to develop a catalyst project in downtown Carrollton. Art Lomenick, managing director Trammell Crow, is also a member of the Reconnecting America board.
The Carrollton plans were honored for meeting standards to create a sustainable, livable district and for implementing codes and other regulations to streamline development.
"With Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART’s) Green Line arriving in Carrollton in December 2010, Carrollton is at a crossroads of tremendous opportunity – for developers, citizens, potential residents and businesses," according to Peter J. Braster, Transit-Oriented Development Manager, City of Carrollton.
At the CNU17 conference in June, Lomenick was described as a developer who has done more mixed-use, walkable, transit-connecting development than any builder in the United States.
At a New Urbanism 202 seminar entitled "Implementation Strategies For Transit-Oriented Development" Lomenick was described as a pioneer with some of the first attempts in the last 15 years to create mixed-use development.
Below is a recording of his talk from the seminar on the challenges of doing this type of work and the developer's role in forging partnerships with local jurisdictions.