The Skillman Corridor TIF District is located in the northeast part of the city, roughly following Skillman Street from LBJ Freeway to Southwestern Boulevard. The Dallas City Council established the Skillman Corridor TIF District on October 26, 2005. In December 2006, the district’s boundaries were amended to include several Richardson Independent School District (RISD) campuses to help RISD meet future changing campus needs as the area is redeveloped.
The mission of the Skillman Corridor TIF District is to provide a source of funding for public infrastructure improvements that will assist in creating a sustainable mix of rental and owner-occupied residential property. This effort will help encourage the redevelopment of structurally obsolete apartment complexes and retail centers, better trail and recreational connections, and transit-oriented development near the Skillman/Walnut Hill DART light rail station and the Skillman/LBJ DART light rail station.