Sustainable Development Infrastructure

Funded Infrastructure Projects

In 2001, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) initiated the Sustainable Development Program. The program is designed to encourage planning and foster growth and development in and around historic downtowns and Main Streets, infill areas, and along passenger rail lines and at stations. By allocating transportation funds to land use projects promoting alternative transportation or reduced automobile use, NCTCOG and its regional partners are working to address escalating air quality, congestion, and quality of life issues, and promote economic development through public/private partnerships.

Since 2001, the program had four cycles of funding (2001, 2006, 2010, and 2018), awarding $163 million including a local match of $32.6 million for infrastructure projects to support sustainable development throughout the region.


Interactive Map of NCTCOG Sustainable Development Projects.  Click here or the image for a full size map (works best in Chrome or Firefox)

Read the 2015 Sustainable Development 10-year progress report.

Click on a link below to be taken to the specific year's funded projects:



2001 Sustainable Development Call for Projects

Under the 2001 Joint Venture Call for Projects, NCTCOG, via the RTC, funded 21 Infrastructure Projects for a total of $40.8 million in federal funds. Click on the project names below for more information about the project.

Project Name Description City County Total Award Amount
Frisco Historic Downtown Transportation improvements in the Frisco Historic Downtown area. Frisco Collin $3,316,775
Craig Ranch Street construction in the Craig Ranch Town Center. McKinney Collin $2,890,796
Plano Transit Village Pedestrian improvements in the downtown area to serve the mixed-use development in the historic core. Plano Collin $2,491,037
Northwest Rail Corridor Rail transit improvements and construction of DART Orange Line, transit mall, and Las Colinas APT system to connect to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station. Irving Dallas $18,900,000
SH 356/Irving Boulevard Revitalize the commercial corridor along Irving Blvd., including intersection improvements and pedestrian amenities. Irving Dallas $15,000,000
Victory Park Infrastructure improvements and connections to the Victory Park high-rise mixed-use development. Dallas Dallas $8,505,000
Unicorn Lake Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to support the mixed-use development at Market Square. Denton Denton $1,103,865
Austin Ranch New road construction to serve a 300-acre mixed-use neighborhood master-planned community. The Colony Denton $1,618,917
Lewisville Old Town Plaza The Old Town Plaza project improves the pedestrian experience in the downtown area by enhancing the connection between retail spaces, City Hall and the Lewisville Arts Center. Lewisville Denton $1,800,000
Benbrook Town Center Construct a Texas Turn Around and exit ramps to connect to the proposed Town Center Development. Benbrook Tarrant $1,212,500
Magnolia Village Construct infrastructure components to support the Magnolia Village live-work development. Fort Worth Tarrant $1,542,110
Ridglea Village Sidewalks, crosswalks, street furniture, and other pedestrian amenities to support the Ridglea Village development. Fort Worth Tarrant $475,436
West 7th Street Corridor Provided pedestrian improvements along 7th Street from University Drive to downtown. Fort Worth Tarrant $4,346,232
HomeTown Upgraded an intersection on the north side of Hometown next to Birdville High School. North Richland Hills Tarrant $175,000

Click here for a list of all projects awarded in 2001.


2006 Sustainable Development Call for Projects

The RTC awarded approximately $40 Million for Sustainable Development Infrastructure projects in the nine-county area through the 2006 Sustainable Development Call for Projects in April 2006. Click on the project names below for more information about the project.

Project Name Description City County Total Award Amount
Frisco Square Street construction, sidewalks, street lights, and pedestrian amenity improvements in Frisco Square. Frisco Collin $1,250,000
Dallas Design District Streetscape project on Hi Line Dr., one of the main thoroughfares in the district. Dallas Dallas $1,037,236
Fiji/Compton Mixed-Use Development Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to support the affordable senior housing and proposed mixed-use development site. Dallas Dallas $3,514,983
Lake Highlands Town Center Street construction, intersection improvements, traffic signals and pedestrian amenities to support the Lake Highlands transit-oriented development. Dallas Dallas $6,437,500
Mockingbird Station Streetscape improvements to connect the transit-oriented development and SMU Blvd. to the Katy Trail at the Mockingbird light rail station. Dallas Dallas $2,000,000
Klyde Warren Park 5.2 acre park, plaza, and urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. Dallas Dallas $562,500
Center Street Townhomes Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping supporting the Center Street Townhome development. Duncanville Dallas $705,000
Downtown Garland Transit-Oriented Connectivity Infrastructure improvements supporting the Downtown Garland DART light rail station, 5th Street Crossing. Garland Dallas $2,312,500
Las Colinas Urban Center   Irving Dallas $1,625,000
Centennial Park Infrastructure improvements for a master-planned mixed-use development located adjacent to the Spring Valley DART Station in Richardson. Richardson Dallas $1,375,000
Eastside Transit-Oriented Development Pedestrian amenities, landscaping, and street construction to support a walkable neighborhood. Richardson Dallas $1,875,000
Downtown Rowlett Street construction, intersection improvements, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping in Downtown Rowlett connecting to the future transit station. Rowlett Dallas $4,187,500
College Town Created a viable pedestrian environment by utilizing low impact development strategies such as a green bioswale, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping. Arlington Tarrant $2,876,375
GrandMarc at West Berry Place Pedestrian amenities and street reconstruction to make West Berry Street a more inviting area for pedestrians. Fort Worth Tarrant $3,000,000
Magnolia Green Construct landscaping and median improvement to enhance the walking environment and encourage pedestrian activity along West Rosedale Street. Fort Worth Tarrant $375,000
Museum Place Improve pedestrian access to the Museum Place walkable mixed-use development. Fort Worth Tarrant $3,000,000
Trinity Bluff Pedestrian improvements along newly constructed streets in the Trinity Bluff walkable, mixed-use development. Fort Worth Tarrant $1,313,625
Main Street Built wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaping, and street lighting along Main Street from the historic downtown to the Fairfield complex. Grapevine Tarrant $1,000,000

Click here for a list of all projects awarded in 2006.


2010 Sustainable Development Call for Projects

The RTC initiated the third Sustainable Development Call for Projects in March 2009, designating $43 million for infrastructure projects, which were awarded in 2010. Click on the project names below for more information about the project.

Project Name Description City County Total Award
Vitruvian Park Street construction, pedestrian amenities, traffic signalization, landscaping, and Brookhaven and Redding trail connections. Addison Dallas $3,672,000
Carrollton Transit-Oriented Development Catalyst Project Street construction to extend Vandergriff Dr. between Broadway and Myers Street, a hike and bike trail along the Union Pacific rail line, and pedestrian amenities and landscaping to enhance the entrance to the downtown square. Carrollton Dallas $1,931,791
Atmos Lofts Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping connecting the mixed-use development to existing sidewalks in downtown. Dallas Dallas $578,357
Continental Mixed-Use Development Intersection improvements, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping to connect the mixed-use development to surrounding transportation networks in the downtown. Dallas Dallas $759,674
Edison/Hi Line Mixed-Use Development Pedestrian amenities, landscaping and signage improvements on Edison Street, Hi Line Drive, and underpass improvements at IH 35 and Hi Line Drive. Dallas Dallas $1,438,829
Lake Highlands Trail Extension   Dallas Dallas $3,467,778
Omni & DART Convention Center Street construction, pedestrian amenities, and landscaping on Lamar Street from Ross Avenue to Canton Street. Dallas Dallas $2,696,052
The Collective   Dallas Dallas $2,482,813
Zang Triangle Pedestrian amenities and landscaping on Beckley Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Dallas Dallas $2,187,500
Duncanville North Main Street Pedestrian amenities, landscaping, and a slip lane with angled parking. Duncanville Dallas $2,388,300
Station Area Sidewalks Pedestrian improvement supporting a mixed-use development adjacent to an existing DART rail station. Farmers Branch Dallas $665,200
Thomasson Square   Mesquite Dallas $3,749,421
West Windsor Extension Two roundabouts and trails along West Windsor St. providing access to River Walk at Central Park mixed-use development. Flower Mound Denton $18,900,000
Old Town Transit-Oriented Development Sidewalk improvements and bike lanes and on-street parking as a buffer between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Lewisville Denton $3,750,00
Pleasant Run Pathway Connection Improves pedestrian linkage from schools, parks and surrounding residential area to The Village at Colleyville.  Colleyville Tarrant $218,500
Polytechnic/TWU Streetscape Improved infrastructure through context sensitive transportation improvements near TWU and Polytechnic High School. Fort Worth Tarrant $1,875,000
South Main Urban Village Revitalized historic Main Street in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Tarrant $3,750,000
Hudgins Street Pedestrian improvement project located in the Historic Main Street Corridor and also provides a connection to the City’s hike and bike trail. Grapevine Tarrant $708,750
Connecting Kennedale   Kennedale Tarrant $1,152,455

Click here for a list of all projects awarded in 2010.


2018 Sustainable Development Call for Projects

The fourth Sustainable Development Call for Projects, approved by the RTC in March of 2018, awarded $41.8 million and provided funding for six additional infrastructure projects.

Project Name Description City/Agency County Total Award
SH 356/Irving Boulevard Intersection, street, and pedestrian improvements along the Western Irving Blvd. commercial corridor. Irving Dallas $15,000,000
DCTA Intermodal Transit Center Construct DCTA Intermodal Transit Center, bus lanes and park and ride to enhance and expand transit service. DCTA Denton $9,822,500
College Street Reconstruct from 2 to 2 lanes, add bicycle lanes, widen/expand sidewalks, and add on-street parking. Lewisville Denton $3,750,000
Ennis Avenue Construct grade separation at the intersection of Bus 287/Ennis Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad Line. Ennis Ellis $11,250,000
US 180 (Northern Loop) Construct/reconstruct roadway including a roundabout at the intersection of US 180 with new bicycle lanes and intersection improvements at FM 51. Weatherford Parker $14,440,000
Main Street Reconstruct from 3 to 2 lanes, add bicycle lanes, widen/expand sidewalks, add on-street parking, and construct two roundabouts. Crowley Tarrant $5,625,000