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For special accommodations due to a disability or language translation, contact Judy Meyer at 214-499-4661 or at east 72 hours prior to the
open house.  Reasonable accommodations will be made.

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February 9, 2011
Dallas City Council votes to unanimously adopt the Garland Road Vision Study. 

December 2, 2010
Dallas Morning News -
East Dallas Blog

Final Version of Garland Road Vision Plan Ready for City Approval
By Nancy Visser

East Dallas residents, business owners and others interested in the future of Garland Road are invited to a meeting Monday to review a vision plan for the corridor that has been years in the making. The meeting, hosted by the Garland Road Vision Plan advisory committee, will begin at 6 p.m. in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road.

The vision plan could be adopted by the City Council as early as January to be used as a guideline for development and public projects along the corridor. It focuses on three elements: beautification, transportation and business development.
Click here to view full story.

June Issue 2010
Advocate Magazine
Garland Road: Coming Up With A Vision
By Rachel Stone

Garland Road accesses some of the most beautiful and culturally rich aspects of Dallas — White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, Samuell-Grand Park. But it also contains a few things some people would like to sweep under the rug — vacant buildings, ugly signs, maddening traffic.
Click here to view full story.

April 12, 2010
The Dallas Morning New

A Vision Takes Shape for Garland Road
By Nancy Visser

Picture this vision of Road in East Dallas: New development south of the White Rock Lake spillway offers apartments, shops and restaurants overlooking the creek. People walk there from the lake or bike along the nearby Santa Fe Trail. Click here to view full story.

October 12, 2009
Black White Read, Lakewood Edition
Envisioning Garland Road's Future
By Emily Martin

What comes to mind when you think of Garland Road? A favorite restaurant or two; maybe a few businesses or retailers you patronize; perhaps an attractive view of the shore of White Rock Lake and the front the Dallas Arboretum - but after that, what? Click here to view full story.

November 15, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Group Seeks Suggestions on New Vision for Garland Road in Dallas
By Nancy Visser

Garland Road in Dallas includes a beautiful stretch with White Rock Lake and the Arboretum on one side and the sloping lawns of mansions on the other. Then the beauty comes to a screeching halt.

From there to the city limits, Garland Road is, in the politest of terms, four miles of ugly.The thoroughfare, which is old State Highway 78, developed with little regulation. As a result, it has a confusing array of signs, an odd assortment of buildings, six lanes of roadway with concrete medians, little landscaping and few sidewalks. There are tattoo parlors, a hospital, churches and an abundance of auto service shops. Click here to view full story.

November 15, 2009
Channel 11 CBS
Committee Wants to Make Garland Road a Destination
By Marianne Martinez

It's a Dallas street with an eclectic mix of businesses and homes, but now a group is hoping to give Garland Road a face lift. The specific area being targeted is a 5-mile stretch of Garland Road, between Gaston and LBJ Freeway.

With the changes, the Garland Road Vision advisory committee is hoping Garland Road will become more of a destination for those looking to shop and go out to eat, instead of just a thoroughfare. Click here to view full story.

November 15, 2009Channel 5 NBC Local News
Major Dallas Thoroughfare Gets a Makeover
By Ellen Goldberg

A group of East Dallas business owners and home owners spent the weekend devising a plan to revitalize Garland Road. The group is focusing on a five mile stretch between Gaston Avenue and LBJ freeway. Click here to view full story.

November 23, 2009
Black White Read, Lakewood Edition
Vision Clearing
By Emily Martin

About 150 people came to the First Assembly of God Church for the third public meeting of the Garland Road Vision Nov. 17. The first meetingfon Oct. 8 was an open house to introduce the public to the mission of Garland Road Vision Committee and seek their ideas and input. The second meeting was a Saturday workshop on Nov. 14 when designers and planners worked with a smaller number of committed citizens to process and analyze the comments from neighbors.

This third meeting presented the feedback from the workshop and provided another opportunity for community comments to be heard. Click here to view full story.







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Public Meeting
Presentation - 12.06.10

GRV Final Study - 11.30.10
Public Meeting - 04.08.2010
Public Meeting - 03.25.2010
Public Workshop - 11.14.2009
Public Meeting -11.17.2009