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Garland Receives Greater Dallas Planning Council Award

Garland has earned accolades for how the City works toward growing Garland’s prosperity.

The City of Garland Planning Department was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for the preparation of the Forest/Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan. The Greater Dallas Planning Council recognized the City in early December during its 2015 annual meeting.

The Forest/Jupiter strategy was an outgrowth of Envision Garland, the City’s comprehensive plan adopted in 2012, which described the City’s vision for the next twenty years. Within Envision Garland, seven key geographic areas were identified and targeted for redevelopment and reinvestment activities. Forest/Jupiter is one of those seven catalyst areas. The City will identify opportunities to partner with the private sector to bring about significant real estate projects that inspire future private investment.

Three distinct districts are within the study area: a transit-oriented community centered on the DART light rail station; a community retail center anchored by new infill development around the Walnut/Jupiter intersection; and a medical science district anchored around the Baylor medical complex at Walnut and Shiloh.  

The Greater Dallas Planning Council is an organization founded in 1946 to address issues shaping regional growth in the Dallas area. Its membership is made up of engineers, urban planners, architects and other design professionals, as well as local elected officials from municipalities in the region and representatives of other civic organizations.