DART seeking developers for Mockingbird Station properties.

mockingbird_stationBy Steve Brown and the Dallas Morning News

Mockingbird Station was Dallas’ first transit-oriented development.

Now the commuter rail line that made Mockingbird Station a success is offering a major development opportunity next door.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit has hired a commercial real estate broker to find a developer to build on 11 acres of parking lots it has at Mockingbird Station.

Cushman & Wakefield will solicit proposals from commercial builders that would partner with DART to build on the surface parking lots.

The property — near the northeast corner of Mockingbird Lane and U.S. Highway 75 — is zoned for zoned for high-density apartment, office, retail and hotel development.

DART has previously worked with other developers to build on the prime real estate. But the transit agency has never been able to line up a deal.

The development would have to replace the parking now located on the tracts. Read More >