Downtown Plano recognized as one of the best neighborhoods in the country

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and other city officials receive a plaque.

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and other city officials receive a plaque.

Downtown Plano has been recognized as one of the four best neighborhoods in America thanks in part to the presence of DART’s Downtown Plano Station.

The American Planning Association and Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere both credit DART’s arrival as the beginning of Downtown Plano’s renaissance into a historic and artistic hub. DART opened its Downtown Plano Station on December 9, 2002. Since then it has grown with dozens of restaurants and locally owned shops calling the quaint district home.

“We had big ideas for downtown Plano,” said Mayor LaRosiliere. “The result is a creative use of land—transit oriented development at it best.”

Read more about why the APA chose Downtown Plano:

Downtown Plano has a rich history of visionary home-grown citizens, committed to working in partnership with city officials to create a great place. A robust transit village plan, developed in partnership with the city, residents, community development organizations, and consultants, has reimagined the neighborhood’s functionality and is exemplary of a true planning success story.

Congratulations to Plano and we look forward to watching and helping you grow.

Great Places in America: Downtown Plano

About DART Daily

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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