Development Update


Updated December 2022

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.

The PlayGrand Adventures "Tranquil Adventures" zone is now open. This zone offers whimsical play houses, a sensory art wall, spinning and a play hill. PlayGrand Adventures is a playground for all ages and abilities that includes multiple adventure areas designed to stimulate, challenge and encourage development of several skill sets while providing interaction, sense of discovery, creativity and exercise. Fundraising is currently underway to build the following additional play zones: The Adventure Lawn, Natural Adventures, Safe Adventure Village, Sports Adventures, Woodland Adventures, and Adventure Challenge.

The former Texas AirHogs minor league baseball stadium is undergoing a privately funded $13 million renovation and will open as a Major League Cricket Stadium(PDF, 208KB) operated by USA Cricket and Major League Cricket. The 80,000-square-foot stadium near Lone Star Park is scheduled to be complete by summer 2023 with a new natural grass field, modification to the seating capacity and additional restrooms.

Bolder Indoor Adventure Park, a 66,000-square-foot indoor family entertainment venue, opened in October 2022.

BigShots Golf will open in the new Mayfield Groves development on SH 161 and Forum Drive, adjacent to IKEA, in late 2024. The golf entertainment venue will include a two story tee line with 80 climate-controlled tee boxes, a tech-driven indoor putting course and a sports bar.

Andretti Karting and Games is set to open a 96,000-square-foot facility by summer 2024 that will include an indoor climate-controlled kart track, arcade, virtual reality games, laser tag and duckpin bowling. The new venue will be located on the east side of SH 161, just south of IKEA and north of I-20.


Vidorra Cocina de Mexico is scheduled to open in EpicCentral January 2023.

Loop 9 BBQ is scheduled to open in EpicCentral in January 2023.

The Finch neighborhood restaurant and bar is scheduled to open in 2023. 

Poach’d breakfast/brunch restaurant is scheduled to open in EpicCentral early 2023.

Blue Goose Cantina will open in the original Texas Roadhouse building at 2536 West I-20 in early 2023. 

Lucky's Hot Chicken plans to open a restaurant near Epic East north of Dutch Brothers.

Salad N Go is scheduled to open on the east side of SH 161 and Warrior Trail.

Rosa's Mexican Cafe is planning to build on the southwest corner of Mayfield and SH 161.

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

Alamo Drafthouse will open a movie house, restaurant and brewery near SH 360 and I-20 with construction beginning in early 2023.

Jersey Mike's will open in the Epic West shopping center west of SH 161 and south of Mayfield. Five Guys will also open a restaurant in Epic West by January 2023.


Hobby Lobby will open a store on the east side of SH 161 next to Kohl's with an opening scheduled for the end of 2022.

Bass Pro Shops will build a new 100,000-square-foot retail store on the east side of SH 161, just south of IKEA and north of I-20 set to open in late spring 2024.

Pop Shelf will open a home goods, seasonal decor and party store in June 2023.


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.


The  new Gibson Apartments, featuring 199 units, are under construction at the site of the former Town and Country furniture store.

Construction is underway on Peninsula at Lake Ridge, located on Lake Ridge and Hangar Lowe, which features 270 apartments and 14 live-work units.

The Retreat, a 154-unit luxury apartment community for active seniors ages 62 and older is open at Belt Line near Warrior Trail.

Phase 1 of the 273-unit apartment community, The Sutherland, on Robinson Road and Forum Drive has opened. Phase 2, with 266 units, is under construction.

The Foundry apartments at Forum and SH 161 is under construction and will include 366 units. Future mixed use development on the same property will include townhomes, retail, restaurant, office space and a hotel. The master planned development by Kalterra will also include open space a trails.

Jefferson at Grand Prairie apartments on I-20 and Vineyard are under construction and will feature 380 units.

The 318-unit Creekside apartments on Great Southwest Parkway and Bardin are under construction and will feature 318 units.

Construction is underway on the 272-unit Prairie Modern apartments on SH 161.

The Cottages at Dechman, located at 3950 Dechman Drive, are under construction and will feature 44 duplexes and 98 for-rent single-family homes.

Dechman Multifamily on 4210 Dechman Drive is under construction and will feature 298 units.

Copeland apartments now under construction on Forum Drive will feature 326 units.

Vinedo Mira Lagos Townhomes North, located on the southwest corner of Lake Ridge and England Parkway, are open and for sale. Eighty percent of these 125 gated townhomes are restricted for active adults ages 55 and older. Amenities include a pool, activity building and landscaped common spaces.

Belleza Mira Lagos Townhomes South on the corner of Lake Ridge and South Grand Peninsula Drive are open. These 87 units are not age restricted and have fenced front courtyards along open space with rear two-car garages.

Mira Lago Crossing on Lake Ridge and Hangar Lowe features 98 single-family homes on 91 acres and homes are now for sale.


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.


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,

#2 Best City in Texas for Hipsters,

#3 Best City in Texas for Jobs,

#4 Happiest City in Texas,

#4 Safest City in Texas,

#4 Fastest Growing Real Estate Marketing in Texas,

#8 Best Staycation in USA,

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

2020 Awards

Best Place to Retire –
1st Best Place to Retire in Texas

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