Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Plan

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The Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Plan is the first step toward identifying potential improvements to the transit center property and the surrounding area. The Tidwell Transit Center is expected to be the northern end of the line for the proposed 25.3-mile METRORapid University Corridor Project.

Part of the METRONext Moving Forward Plan, this project aims to:

  • Provide an actionable plan to re-imagine Tidwell Transit Center and the surrounding area to support community goals
  • Identify improvements to mobility, housing, economic development and quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors of the Eastex-Jensen neighborhood
  • Foster a community-led process for the future of the area around the Tidwell Transit Center

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Common Questions

Overview

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is when homes, stores and/or other amenities are built close to public transportation routes and stops. This makes it easier for people to get around without having to use a car.

The Tidwell TOD Plan is a pilot program to explore transit-oriented development at the existing Tidwell Transit Center and the area surrounding it.

The Tidwell TOD Plan will recommend projects and policies that will:

  • Enhance connectivity
  • Promote walkability and sustainability
  • Support equity through economic development and affordable housing

Plans / Connectivity

The Tidwell TOD Plan will include:

  • Design concepts that show the potential redevelopment of the area around the Tidwell Transit Center and potential improvements to the transportation network
  • Plans for future METRORapid service at and in the area surrounding the Tidwell Transit Center
  • Assessments of housing, economic development, mobility and market conditions in and around the Tidwell Transit Center

The Tidwell Transit Center currently serves three local bus routes:

  • 6 Jensen / Greens
  • 45 Tidwell
  • 83 Lee Road - JFK

The Tidwell Transit Center is expected to be the northern end of the line for the proposed 25.3 mile METRORapid University Corridor Project.

The Tidwell Transit Center property is owned by METRO, but the plan will look at the surrounding area beyond the transit center. Any identifiable improvements to non-METRO property could potentially be partially or fully funded by METRO.

Project Management

METRO received funding from the Federal Transit Administration under the "Pilot Program for TOD Planning" grant and a local match contribution.

The estimated cost is approximately $470,000 to create the plan.

Below is the project timeline. All dates are subject to change. 

Phase 1: Discovery
April - July 2023

The planning process began in April 2023, and the first Open House was held in June.

Phase 2: Evaluate
August - September 2023

The second Open House was held in August. Public input was evaluated and an initial plan was created.

Phase 3: Synthesize
September - December 2023

The plan, which can be viewed here, was shared with the community in October and presented to METRO's Board of Directors in November. A final review will occur, and the plan is expected to be completed in December.

Community Engagement

Provide written feedback for the project team

Send questions, suggestions and general comments about the project here.

Residents, business owners, organizers and community members in the Eastex-Jensen neighborhood should:

  • Sign up for project updates using your email or mobile number. We will send out communication when there are open houses, meetings and surveys
  • Send any questions, suggestions or general comments to us using our public comments portal
  • Participate in public input surveys
  • Attend public meetings. A listing of scheduled meetings can be found in the Events tab

METRO needs input from the community since you are the ones who live, work and experience the area every day. Your feedback will be incorporated into the plan to identify potential improvements that will directly benefit existing and future community members in the area.

At various times during the project, we'll be holding public meetings to seek community feedback. When events are confirmed, a calendar listing will be posted in the Events section located in the area below.

Events

At various times during the project, we'll be holding public meetings to seek community feedback.

 


When events are confirmed, a calendar listing will be posted here. If there are no current listings, please check back soon.

Oct.
26

Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Open House #3

Open House will be held at HTX Art.

*Extra parking will be available across the street from the meeting.

Aug.
24

Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Open House #2

Open House will be held at HTX Art.

June
22

Tidwell Transit Oriented Development Open House

Open House will be held at HTX Art.

Stay Informed

Register to receive updates about the Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Plan. Simply provide your email or mobile phone number.

Resource Center

Below, you’ll find links to plan-related materials and information. As rollout of the METRONext Moving Forward Plan continues, we’ll add more items here to keep you informed on progress with the Tidwell Transit-Oriented Development Plan.


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Presentations

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Plan Timeline

Learn about the current phase of the plan.

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