The City of Richardson was recognized this week by the American Planning Association–Texas Chapter with its Texas Urban Design Gold Award for planning efforts related to the future Arapaho Center Station Transit-Oriented Development. In 2020, the City worked with DART and consultant AECOM to create redevelopment scenarios for the Arapaho Center Station and DART facilities that included new retail and entertainment amenities, office space and residential uses. The plan also included essential urban design elements such as open space, trails and a walkable street network.  

This planning effort builds on the 2018 vision for the Richardson IQ®, which identified the Arapaho Center Station as the front door to the innovation district.