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  • The 2019 Uptown Theater presenting series includes Neil Diamond Tribute, 3 Redneck Tenors, The Drifters, Frank Sinatra Tribute, and Kingston Trio at the historic Uptown Theater in downtown Grand Prairie.

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  • Farmers Market at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie, Texas, is open Saturdays from late March through mid-December and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more.

    Market Calendar
  • Join Mayor Ron Jensen for monthly bike rides April through November as part of the Get Fit GP community wellness initiative. The rides feature a different routes each month and are set at a casual pace.

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  • Interested in the city's boards and commissions? City government depends heavily on residents who volunteer their time and energy to participate as members of boards and commissions.

    Boards and Commissions Meeting Calendar

Upcoming Events

Browse the week's upcoming events below or view the monthly community calendar.

Public Hearing on City Sign Ordinance Changes

The City of Grand Prairie will conduct two public hearings to consider adoption of a new sign ordinance. The new ordinance contains several changes that affect the types of signs businesses are allowed to use for advertising and reaching the public.

Proposed major changes to the sign ordinance include:

  • Commercial buildings will be allowed signage on 15 percent of every façade.
  • Multiple signs can be used on each side of commercial buildings, as well as a mix of sign types such as wall signs, projecting signs, canopy signs and hanging signs.
  • Signs with electrical or mechanical movement or flashing lights will continue to be prohibited.
  • Stagnant accent lighting can be allowed up to a certain percentage of the building face.

In an effort to reduce sign clutter and distraction to motorists, the city is also proposing changes to the list of prohibited signs:

  • A new category of prohibited signs known as “attention-attracting devices” would be created with the new ordinance. Attention-attracting devices include any wind-driven moving sign other than a permanent flag pole, such as pen flags, air dancers, and streamers. These would be prohibited on all commercial properties.
  • For businesses that need to use temporary signage to advertise a grand opening or sale, banners and temporary balloons will still be allowed with several conditions. A temporary sign is also allowed on each property for up to six months, provided it does not exceed a certain size, is mounted securely to the ground, and remains in good condition.

Finally, the code itself is receiving a facelift, with the most pertinent information moving to the front of the code, such as definitions, permitting information, and prohibited signs. Each type of permanent sign will have its own dedicated page with an easy-to-read table showing allowed dimensions and other information, and color pictures outlining which signs are permissible or not permissible.

The public is invited to speak at public hearings:

Monday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
City Hall – City Council Chambers
317 College St.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall – City Council Chambers
317 College St.

For additional information, contact the City of Grand Prairie Planning Division at 972-237-8256.

Annual Special Events
Mark your calendar! The city is host to special annual events such as Main Street Fest, Prairie Lights, Hatch Chile Fest and more.
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