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  • Ellis County-Midlothian to Waxahachie

    Trail Corridor Research

    The University of Texas at Arlington Program in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and The Institute of Urban Studies, The School of Urban and Public Affairs

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    North Central Texas Council of Governments The University of Texas

    Ellis County City of Midlothian City of Waxahachie

    The University of Texas at Arlington Program in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and The Institute of Urban Studies, The School of Urban and Public Affairs

    The University Partnership Program

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    Existing Corridor Information Inventory: Natural Features Inventory: Manmade Features Recent and Future Development

    Photo Inventory: Existing Corridor Areas and Character

    Summary Analysis and Concept

    Proposed Trail Corridor Elements and Alternatives

    Key Issues and Questions

    Next Steps

    Presentation Outline

  • The Regional Veloweb, 2010

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    Midlothian Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Study Area

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    Midlothian

    Trail Corridor Study Area

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • The Trail Corridor

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Waxahachie Creek

    Railroad

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Midlothian-Waxahachie Corridor Inventory

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    Natural Features - Creeks and Streams - Lakes - Vegetation & Land Cover - 100 Year Flood Plain

    Human Features - Roads and Highways - Schools - Cemeteries - Parks - Railroad

    Land Use - Land Use - Parcels

  • Natural Features Inventory

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Waxahachie Creek

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Human Features Inventory

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    Sardis

    Midlothian- Waxahachie Airport

    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    Railroad

  • Land Use/Parcels

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    Railroad

  • Distance Relationships

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    Sardis

    Midlothian- Waxahachie Airport

    Railroad

    1 Mile Radius

    3 Mile Radius

    5 Mile Radius

    1 Mile Radius

    3 Mile Radius

    5 Mile Radius

    0.5 mi = approx. 10 min. walk 3 mi = approx. 15 min. bicycle ride

    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Proximity to Trail Corridor

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    Waxahachie Creek

    0.5 mi = approx. 10 min. walk 3 mi = approx. 15 min. bicycle ride Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

  • Recent and Future Development Plans

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    KEMP RANCH

    MIDTOWNE

    DIAMOND J

    RANCH

  • Photo Inventory and Observations

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    City of Waxahachie

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Getzendaner Memorial Park

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map A

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

    Google Maps, 2014

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    Trail Map A

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map A

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map B

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map B: Sardis

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Google Maps, 2014 Google Maps, 2014

    Google Maps, 2014 Google Maps, 2014

    Trail Map C: Airport Access

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map C

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

    Google Maps, 2014

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    Trail Map C: Community Access

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map D

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map D

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    Trail Map D

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

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    City of Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Midlothian

    Google Maps, 2014

    Google Maps, 2014

    Google Maps, 2014

    Insert new urbanist community here

    Google Maps, 2014

  • Summary Analysis: Key Sites

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    KEMP RANCH

    MIDTOWNE

    DIAMOND J

    RANCH

    PARK

    DOWNTOWN

    287 CROSSING

    OPPORTUNITY

    TRAILHEAD OPPORTUNITY

    SARDIS

    I-35 CROSSING

    PARK ANCHOR

    287 CROSSING and GATEWAY PARK OPPORUTNITY

    CEMETERY

    LAKE GROVE

    PARK

  • Summary Analysis: Community Access

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    KEMP RANCH

    MIDTOWNE

    DIAMOND J

    RANCH

    PARK

    DOWNTOWN

    287 CROSSING

    OPPORTUNITY

    TRAILHEAD OPPORTUNITY

    SARDIS

    I-35 CROSSING

    PARK ANCHOR

    287 CROSSING and GATEWAY PARK OPPORUTNITY

    CEMETERY

    RESIDENTIAL INFILL

    AIRPORT

    LAKES

    CEMETERY, SCENIC LANES

    LAKE GROVE

    PARK

  • Linkage Opportunities

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    Midlothian

    Waxahachie

    Data Source: NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    KEMP RANCH

    MIDTOWNE

    DIAMOND J

    RANCH

    PARK

    DOWNTOWN

    TRAILHEAD OPPORTUNITY

    SARDIS

    I-35 CROSSING

    PARK ANCHOR

    287 CROSSING and GATEWAY PARK/ANCHOR OPPORUTNITY

    CEMETERY

    RESIDENTIAL INFILL

    AIRPORT

    LAKES

    CEMETERY, SCENIC LANES

    LAKE GROVE

    PARK

    287 CROSSING

    OPPORTUNITY

  • • Generally, yellow route maximizes creek views and adjacency

    • Orange route more closely follows rail r.o.w. where feasible

    • Optional spur linkages to resources and community access

    • Connections to the city trail systems

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    Exploring Detailed Alignments

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    Legend

  • Midlothian-Waxahachie Trail Concepts

    34NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map A

    35NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map A

    36NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    KEMP RANCH

  • Trail Concept Map B

    37NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map B

    38NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map C

    39NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map C

    40NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map D

    41NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • Trail Concept Map D

    42NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

  • 43NCTCOG GIS Data, 2010

    Length:

    Gateway acquisitions:

    Trail heads:

    Bridges:

    RR Crossings:

    Underpasses:

    Properties Crossed:

    Miles of RR r.o.w.:

    11.1 miles

    2

    7

    15

    6

    1

    50

    6.6

    11.3 miles

    2

    7

    17

    2

    1

    65

    .6

    ORANGE

    ROUTE

    YELLOW

    ROUTE

  • Key Issues: What we need to know

    • Alternative main trail routings: – Yellow route? – Orange route? – Hybrid/mixed?

    • “Community Access” routes: – Extent and destination

    • Future parkland and easement opportunities – Gateway parks – Function of trail (high speed vs. recreation) – Scenic value/character of trail experience

    • What do we take forward?

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  • • Today’s feedback • Revisions based on feedback • Opinion of concept level budget • Implementation strategies • Draft report

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    Next Steps

  • Acknowledgements North Central Texas Council of Governments The University of Texas

    Ellis County City of Midlothian City of Waxahachie

    The University of Texas at Arlington Program in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and The Institute of Urban Studies, The School of Urban and Public Affairs

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    Length:

    Gateway acquistions:

    Trail heads:

    Bridges:

    RR Crossings:

    Underpasses:

    Properties Crossed:

    Miles of RR r.o.w.:

    11.1 miles

    2

    7

    15

    6

    1

    50

    6.6

    11.3 miles

    2

    7

    17

    2

    1

    65

    .6

    ORANGE ROUTE YELLOW ROUTE

    Key System Elements: Quantifications