The City’s overall strategy for this Area is to complement Firewheel Town Center. A long term potential for the area would be the creation of a mixed-use transit-oriented development in support of a future light rail station on the Kansas City Southern line to Lake Lavon. At the Lavon Drive intersection, there is an opportunity for neighborhood /community scale retail space (especially grocery), complementary to the adjacent Firewheel tenant mix, along with limited office space (primarily for local professionals). There is additional potential for somewhat higher-density residential product, likely in a mixed-use setting.
- Firewheel Town Center lifestyle center
- Extension of PGBT to I-30 completed
- Stable nearby residential development
- New development to the northeast (Sachse)
Population and Income
The SH190 & Lavon Drive Trade Area profile suggests a relatively established concentration of higher-income households, expected to grow at a steady, if modest rate over the next 10 years.
Market potential within the SH190 & Lavon Drive Targeted Investment Area suggests support for retail and office space ancillary to the Firewheel Town Center, as well as a mix of residential units, potentially as part of a vertical mixed-use environment. This development opportunity will likely occur incrementally over the next 7 years.
- Support the efforts of Simon Property Group to market the Firewheel Town Center as a regional destination and gathering place in order to maintain and increase its competitive position in the greater Garland/DFW region.
- Support the expansion of the Firewheel Town Center as a true mixed-use development, including higher-density residential development.
- Advocate for this TIA as a future light rail station in the Mobility 2030 passenger rail extension along the KCS Rail Line, connecting Firewheel with Downtown Garland, Sachse and Wylie.
- Ensure that the PGBT extension east of Lavon Drive maximizes an opportunity for quality regional office and mixed-use development.
- Consider the use of financial incentives to support the adaptive reuse of older commercial buildings and new construction of higher-density mixed-use development south of the PGBT.
- Initiate a long-term strategy to convert floodplain along the PGBT into developable tracts for new uses.