Residents voiced fresh ideas for the future of Irving during Citywide and Neighborhood Visioning Workshops held across the community.
Public input is critical to shaping Imagine Irving, the new Comprehensive Plan that will guide the city’s growth and investments for the next 20 to 30 years. The results from mapping and instant polling exercises from April’s Neighborhood Workshops are in. See what 130 of your neighbors said about Irving and how they envision Irving’s future at imagineirving.org/what-we-heard:
- Redevelop and Repurpose. Residents are interested in seeing revitalization in the Heritage Crossing District and along Irving Boulevard. Redevelopment of Irving Mall, a catalytic new development at the former Texas Stadium site and a desire to repurpose the Dallas Cowboys Training Facility were among the many other suggestions.
- New Connections. Improved north/south travel connections across the city, including more options for crossing State Highway 183 and improvements to existing north/south streets. More routes for pedestrians and biking that create a safe and connected network throughout the city are also a priority for residents.
- Expand Public Spaces. Residents would like to see the city invest more in existing parks and secure additional open space that is well connected. Residents also expressed strong interest in new community facilities and a cultural/community center in southern Irving.
- New Investments. The new DART line provides great opportunities for new transit-oriented housing and commercial growth. Participants see plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation, redevelopment and promote growth in existing neighborhoods.
Did you miss the workshop events? Don’t worry! You can still provide your input by taking this short five to 10 minute online survey. For more information, photos from past events, future opportunities to get involved or to sign up for project updates, visit imagineirving.org.