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A Sustainable Transit-Oriented Development in Carrollton Set to Redefine Urban Living and Retail Spaces

The City of Carrollton, in collaboration with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), The Integral Group developers, and Koa Partners, celebrated a significant milestone as they broke ground on EVIVA Trinity Mills. This five-story mixed-use development is set to be a game-changer, combining residential and retail/restaurant spaces, as part of a vibrant and sustainable urban project at Trinity Mills Station.

EVIVA Trinity Mills represents a pivotal element within the expansive 25-acre Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) made possible through a successful public/private partnership. The project aims to transform the area into a thriving live/work/play environment, featuring more than 430 multi-family units and live/work spaces.

Ravi Shah, Carrollton Urban Development Director, emphasized the importance of EVIVA Trinity Mills, stating that it is the third milestone of the catalyst Phase I development. The initial milestones were marked by the approval of a 125,000-square foot, six-story class A office structure in April 2020, which would serve as the development's marquee building. The second milestone came with the completion of a three-acre green park esplanade in December 2020. The esplanade, stretching the length of the property, beautifully connects the Class A office buildings on the north side with EVIVA's retail offerings and luxurious apartment homes on the south side.

With EVIVA Trinity Mills, the City of Carrollton and DART are steadfast in their commitment to creating a sustainable, vibrant, and livable mixed-use district. The development's design incorporates various high-density residential, office, and retail spaces, complemented by a central public space and enhanced pedestrian amenities, all working together to support transit ridership. The billion-dollar live/work/play environment is part of a grand vision that will expand from the Phase 1 25-acre TOD to a sprawling 300-acre hub for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area.

Carrollton Mayor Steve Babick expressed his excitement for the project, highlighting Trinity Mills Station as the most significant publicly owned transit-oriented development site in North Texas. It is also unique for being the only transfer hub in the DFW Metroplex that links the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-Train commuter service to Denton and the DART Green Line light rail service to Dallas.

Strategically located at the southeast quadrant of the President George Bush Turnpike and IH-35E interchange, Trinity Mills Station enjoys high visibility and has the potential to serve as a gateway to Carrollton for east-west traffic from PGBT and north-south commuters from IH-35E. Additionally, easy access to highways and rail connections allows residents and businesses to reach Dallas Love Field and DFW International Airports within just 20 minutes. Once DART's Silver Line Regional Rail is completed in late 2025 to mid-2026, it will be just one stop away from Trinity Mills Station, further enhancing connectivity.

Mayor Babick proudly stated, "Every aspect of Trinity Mills Station is designed with meticulous attention to detail. The quality partnerships forged here are what ensure its success and continue to make Carrollton the community that families and businesses want to call home."

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