DARTable Destination: Carrollton’s vitality growing

Editor’s note: This story appears in the November 2015 issue of Inmotion.

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The December 2010 arrival of the Green Line began a renaissance in downtown Carrollton. In the past five years, the city and private investors have injected more than $30 million into the area.

“Having downtown connected to DART’s extensive light rail network is a great benefit for businesses and residents alike,” Mayor Matthew Marchant said.

In 2012, the city’s first public-private partnership – Union at Carrollton Square – opened. The mixed-used development features 179 apartments and the Twisted Root Burger Co.

The square now attracts residents and visitors alike to crowd-drawing events like the annual Festival at the Switchyard, and the city continues to make enhancements. This spring, public parking was relocated to create a more aesthetically pleasing environment, including a lush lawn.

Downtown growth also is attracting the attention of businesses like the popular Cane Rosso, which opened a branch of the Neapolitan-style pizza chain in the fall. Deep Ellum’s popular Monkey King Noodle Co. also plans an expansion to Downtown Carrollton with an opening slated for June 2016.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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