Development Update

2022 State of the City

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Chicken N Pickle a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, shuffleboard, and a variety of yard games, is open near the 2900 block of Esplanade, adjacent to the service road along President George Bush Turnpike.

Major League Cricket is redeveloping AirHogs Stadium(PDF, 208KB)  as the first cricket-specific stadium in the United States. The venue will host the Dallas franchise of Mayor League Cricket that will launch in spring 2022, and will serve as a high performance center for the USA Cricket Men's and Women's National Teams in the interim.

Construction is underway for Bolder Indoor Adventure Park, a 66,000-square-foot indoor family entertainment venue, set to open summer of 2022.

Eat

Vidorra Cocina de Mexico is opening in EpicCentral summer 2022.

Loop 9 BBQ is opening in EpicCentral summer 2022.

The Finch neighborhood restaurant and bar opening in EpicCentral fall 2022.

Serious Pizza, Sliders and Shakes opening in EpicCentral fall 2022.

Poach’d breakfast/brunch restaurant opening in EpicCentral early 2023.

Longhorn Steakhouse is open in Epic West.

Twin Peaks restaurant is open in Epic West.

Tiff's Treats is open in Epic West.

Lucky's Hot Chicken plans to open a restaurant near Epic East.

Braum's plans to open a new 6,000-square-foot store on the north side of Camp Wisdom, east of Magna Carta.

Dutch Bros. Coffee Shop will open on southbound SH 161 just south of Warrior Trail.

Bahama Bucks will open a store on the southeast corner of Forum Dr. and SH 161 with menu items such as shaved ice snow cones, fruit smoothies, acai bowls and iced coffees.

Chicken N' Pickle is open at 2965 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Shop

Hibbet Sporting Goods has opened a store in Epic West.

Sprouts is open at 2500 S Carrier Pkwy Suite B, Grand Prairie, TX 75052.

Work

Mission Tortilla is finishing out the remainder of its 900,000 square feet of shell space on Pioneer Parkway and will add close to 100 jobs to their existing 300 in the next two years.

Lear Corporation has moved its seating manufacturing and assembly plant to the Grand Prairie side of the Great Southwest Industrial Park, bringing 782 jobs.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control added 500 positions in 2020 and now has 4,000 employees.

Drive

The city of Grand Prairie, Dallas County and city of Dallas will begin construction to widen Camp Wisdom from Carrier to Belt Line from two to four lanes mid-2020, with completion by 2022.

TxDOT and NTTA are adding an additional lane both ways on SH 161 from I-30 to 183 in 2020, to be complete in 2022.

And TxDOT will continue adding an additional lane north and south to SH 360 from I-20 to I-30 to tie in with the I-30 and SH 360 intersection improvements, scheduled to be complete 2021.

The new wider Great Southwest Parkway is now open from Sara Jane to Mansfield Road.

The I-20 frontage roads between SH 161 and Belt Line Road are under construction, with completion set for early 2023, opening 318 acres for new development.

I-30 frontage road construction continues from SH 161 to MacArthuwith completion in 2021.

Live

Fitness Connection will open in the former Albertson’s building on south Carrier in Westchester.

 Fire Station #3 is completed.

The site of the former Town and Country Furniture store will be redeveloped soon into Gibson Apartments with 100 units.

Peninsula Point on the northeast corner of Lake Ridge and England parkways is open. The 4,000-square-foot gas and convenience store also has a 4,000-square-foot retail component for three tenants, the first retail on the Estes Peninsula.

Right behind the gas station, the Mansions of Grand Prairie luxury apartments are under construction to open mid-year. The Mansions also include 5,500 square feet of retail and restaurant on the ground floor.

Lake Ridge Commons on Lake Ridge and Hangar Lowe will break ground soon on 98 single-family homes on 91 acres. Apartments with ground floor retail will be constructed later.

Mira Lagos Townhomes North will be constructed on the southwest former of Lake Ridge and England Boulevard and scheduled to open in late 2020. These gated, high-end townhomes are restricted for ages 55 and older, and share a pool, amenity building and landscape common spaces.

Mira Lagos Townhomes South are under construction on the southwest corner of Lake Ridge and South Grand Peninsula Drive and scheduled to open in late 2020. These 87 units are not age restricted and offer front doors and porches facing open space instead of streets.

Construction on the 154-unit Retreat Senior Apartment Community at Belt Line near Warrior begins this year, and the 273-unit Southerland Apartments at Robinson and Forum will open by year end.

City Council approved the Kalterra Development at Forum and SH 161 which may include 102 single-family townhomes with gated entry and an amenity center. It will also include 325 multi-family units, retail, restaurant, office space and two hotels on the frontage road. The development will also include open space and trails.

Visit

Staybridge Suites opened at 4043 Lake Ridge Parkway and the Courtyard by Marriott at 2850 South SH 161 is slated to open in early summer 2021.

Hilton Garden InnHomewood Suites, a 13,000-square-foot conference center and restaurant development in 2021 at Epic Central will opening fall 2023.

Recognitions

2021 Awards

#1 Epic Waters Best Water Park in DFW, Dallas Observer

#1 Asia Times Square Best Food Court in Dallas, Dallas Observer

#1 Best US City Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically, smartasset.com

#2 Best City in Texas for Hipsters, lawnstarter.com

#3 Best City in Texas for Jobs, WalletHub.com

#4 Happiest City in Texas, WalletHub.com

#4 Safest City in Texas, WalletHub.com

#4 Fastest Growing Real Estate Marketing in Texas, AceableAgent.com

#8 Best Staycation in USA, WalletHub.com

Top 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas, Zavala’s, Texas Monthly

2020 Awards

Best Place to Retire – Self-made.io
1st Best Place to Retire in Texas

Best City – LawnStarter.com
17th  Best city to be stuck at home in U.S.A.

WalletHub.com
3rd Happiest City in Texas
3rd Best City in Texas for Jobs
8th Best City for a Staycation in USA

Farmers Market – American Farmland Trust
1st Farmers Market in Texas

 

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(Development update from March 2022)