Update: August 2014
New QuikTrip convenience stores and gas stations are planned for the northwest corner of Main Street and State Highway 161, Interstate 20 and Lake Ridge Parkway and the northeast corner of Belt Line and Interstate 30. Golden Chick has opened a restaurant on South Carrier Parkway and Desco and another location will be completed by late 2014 on State Highway 360 and Equestrian. A new Family Dollar and O’Reilly Auto Parts store opened on South Carrier north of I-20.
Construction is underway on the Enclave Apartments at South Grand Peninsula and Balboa. Approximately 310 units will be built on a 19.44-acre tract during a two-phase construction schedule.
First Baptist Church is constructing a new building at Mayfield and Robinson Road, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church has plans to construct a new building on Lake Ridge and Vineyard. A new oral and facial surgical suite will be built on South Carrier and Hobbs.
Fire Station No. 1 is well underway and scheduled to be complete by late 2014. The new 11,933-square-foot station will provide sleeping quarters for up to 10 firefighters and three officers, four apparatus bays, a kitchen, dining area, laundry room, work room, day room, workshop and emergency treatment area. The new station will replace the current Fire Station No. 1 on Main Street, which was built in 1947.
Planning is underway for a new Fire Station No. 10 at the intersection of South Grand Peninsula and Balboa in the Joe Pool Lake area. The four-bay station, similar in plan layout to Fire Station No. 1, will feature a tower element with a lighthouse/nautical theme.
The Epic project is in the consultant negotiation phase and has not been submitted to the City Council for action. The recreation center is anticipated to be in the range of 120,000 square feet and the indoor aquatic center could be up to 60,000 square feet.
Expansion and renovation of Dalworth Recreation Center is nearing completion with an opening date estimated for early October 2014. The remodeled building will be more than double the size of the old facility and will feature open and modern space with an expanded gym, separate activity room, study room, meeting rooms, catering kitchen and more.
The Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center plans to expand their kennel capacity. A design contract for the project will be awarded in fall 2014.
Grand Prairie Municipal Airport is building a new maintenance facility north of the terminal building. The pre-engineered structure is scheduled to be complete in fall 2014.
A contract has been awarded to construct three digital informational signs at the following locations:
- Lake Ridge Parkway and Lynn Creek Parkway at Fire Station No. 7
- Carrier Parkway and I-20, just south of the Kohl’s parking lot
- North Carrier and Roy Orr at Mike Lewis Park