Richardson will soon reap the benefits of several education-related initiatives.
Funding changes from House Bill 3 and increased property tax revenue means Richardson Independent School District starts the year without a deficit.
The district is partnering with Texas State University to help teachers earn a master’s degree in special education.
West Coast University is closing its Dallas location to relocate in the old Fossil headquarters building. The school can accommodate 1,500 nursing and healthcare students.
A D Magazine article recently shined the spotlight on Richardson for its forward-looking business-building attitude: specifically, the Collins/Arapaho Transit-Oriented Development and Innovation District. So it was no surprise that another high-tech company, Infinera Corp., a supplier of networking products, opened an office here.
A central tenet to a business-friendly culture is transportation. Richardson has it covered. Officials have broken ground on DART’s new Silver Line, previously called the Cotton Belt line.
DART and the city also have partnered for a shuttle service between Galatyn Park Station to the Crescent Palisades Employment District.
One more DART item: the agency is eagerly awaiting approval for three self-driving shuttles at the University of Texas as Dallas.
Speaking of the Collins/Arapaho area, the city has received $100,000 from the Made to Move foundation for mobility improvements in the area.