Downtown Master Plan
The vision for Downtown Grand Prairie is a district that is inviting place to live, shop, eat and work.
Available Downtown Properties
(Properties from SH 161 to Belt Line)
110 W. Main St. for lease
132 E. Main St., 2nd floor suite, for lease
Current Downtown Projects
FireHouse Gastro Park - Now Open!
The retired Fire Station No. 1, at 321 Main St., received a face lift in 2019. As part of a revitalization project in downtown Grand Prairie, City Council approved a 5-year tenant lease with FireHouse Gastro Park LLC to restore the old Fire House into a restaurant and bar.
The owners of FHGP redeveloped the retired Fire Station #1 into a California inspired eatery. Elements of the old fire station are preserved inside the building, including bay doors that can open and close. FHGP also features a coffee lounge, a spacious outdoor seating area with games and an outdoor stage.
The restaurant serves artisanal foods using local ingredients and has beer and handcrafted cocktails for lunch and dinner.
For more information, visit the FireHouse Gastro Park website.
Pop-up spaces will be created throughout downtown to activate vacant lots and/or buildings.
Pictured above, Grand Prairie presents its first pop-up park April 20-22, 2018, by converting the old firehouse at 321 W. Main Street into a relaxing place for families to enjoy beverages, fun games and relaxation at 2018 Main Street Fest.
Colorful, artistic crosswalks specially designed for downtown are scheduled for installation April 2018.
Applications are available for download or may be picked up in the Economic Development Department, 317 College St., 75050
City Hall Civic Center Project
Several years ago City leaders made a commitment to keep City Hall downtown. A new connector building is being planned that will connect the existing City Hall and the Development Center under one roof. Amenities include a “plaza” that will contain a Grand Lawn and Grand Paseo. These areas will allow for green spaces that may be utilized for events and daily outdoor activities so employees, visitors, and the community can enjoy a park-like setting on Main Street. The campus improvements will help provide a cohesiveness not only to the city buildings but to downtown.
Unified Development Code
Staff is consistently reviewing the Unified Development Code, a guide for development within the city, to allow for establishments to open and operate under more inviting categories for Downtown.
Downtown Infrastructure Improvements
- Traffic signals for crosswalks
- Audit Program allowing stakeholders to submit applications for enhancements to their buildings (signage, landscape, window decals) bringing them into conformance.
- Strategic tactical urbanism practices will be displayed throughout downtown.
- Downtown murals