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Grapevine, TX, TOD to Serve Future TEXRail Station

Stakeholders in Grapevine, TX, recently broke ground for “Grapevine Main,” a $105 million public-private TOD project in the historic downtown area, adjacent to Trinity Metro’s 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line, which is scheduled to enter service in December.

In addition to the 42,000-square-foot, five-story rail station, Grapevine Main will include an expansive, 38,000-square-
foot outdoor plaza and a six-story, 121-room boutique hotel, all supported by a 552-space parking garage.

Trinity Metro President/Chief Executive Officer Paul Ballard said of the development, “A mere eight minutes by rail from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B, this hotel and development will become one of the best U.S. examples of what Americans look for on their European trips: a cool train to a cool town, with a great hotel just steps from the station platforms. I think visitors to Grapevine, from wherever they come, will find this combination very appealing.”

The design of the rail station echoes 19th-century station architecture—including majestic 40-foot ceilings in the Great Hall—with modern amenities including shopping, entertainment and dining, meeting space, offices and community event space. The station will also serve a vintage railroad, which operates tour routes with historic coaches, and a visitors’ shuttle.

Design elements of the plaza will include a large water feature, public art displays, entertainment locations and landscaping.

Grapevine City Manager Bruno ­Rumbelow said, “Grapevine is focused on new developments that align with our city’s values and are true to our vision. TEXRail and Grapevine Main are a unique opportunity to embrace our railroad past and blend it perfectly with modern, upscale amenities and the future needs of citizens and visitors alike.”

TEXRail will extend from downtown Fort Worth to the airport when it begins service. The line is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of its first year of operation.

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