Inwood Road Corridor Study
The Town of Addison is conducting a special area study of the Inwood Road corridor and areas to the west. Though once the thriving center of packaged liquor sales for North Dallas, Inwood Road has declined as the market has changed and other cities have liberalized regulations regarding liquor sales. The retail centers along Inwood Road struggle to attract quality tenants and the buildings and landscaping are in need of upgrades. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan states that the Town should investigate alternatives for the corridor to replace the retail or to generate renewed interest in the retail.
Specifically, the study includes approximately 60 acres bounded by Belt Line Road to the north, Inwood Road to the east, Beltway Drive and the city limit line to the West, and the city limit line to the South.
Town staff is working with Gensler to conduct this study. Gensler is an international architecture, design, and planning firm with expertise in area master planning including local projects such as portions of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, the Star in Frisco and Vitruvian Park here in Addison.
A community workshop was held on August 17th at the Addison Conference Center. 44 residens and businesses from Addison attended and shared their ideas about the future of Inwood Road.
Additionally, Gensler and Town staff received input from an advisory committee of Addison residents, business representatives and property owners within the study area.
A second community workshop was held on October 6th to present a draft plan as well as two potential conceptual development patterns and gather feedback. This was attended by 49 residents and busiensses.
Staff is incorporating the feedback recieved in to a finalized draft plan to present to the City Council for their consideration. This will be discussed with the Council at a meeting in the next couple of months.
On August 18th, the Town of Addison hosted a community workshop for residents and businesses to provide their ideas for the future of Inwood Road.
On October 6th, the Town held a follow up workshop to present a draft proposal to the community for feedback.