The city of Irving’s planning and development department has begun publicizing a 28-year plan to enhance and redevelop 4.3 miles of Belt Line Road from Shady Grove Road to State Highway 161.

The Belt Line Corridor Unified Redevelopment Plan has not been approved by the City Council, but development staff is working with Belt Line Road business owners along the corridor to gather input on redevelopment plans. City staff plans to fund the $10.6 million project with annual bond election funds and a Tax Increment Finance District to incentivize private investment from business owners along the corridor. Redevelopment on Belt Line Road will enhance street lights and poles, bury power lines at intersections, provide landscaping and façade enhancements and improve curb reduction and parking lots.

City staff expects to present the plan to council for approval in June and begin initial median work on Belt Line Road early next year with funding from the Capital Improvement Program, said Troy Wynne, senior planner. Residents and business owners can email input to Belt-Line-Plan@cityofirving.org. For more information, visit cityofirving.org/belt-line-plan/index.asp.

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