Current Downtown Projects
Historic Fire House Renovation
The retired Fire Station No. 1, at 321 Main St., is getting a facelift. 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.
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 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
Available Downtown Properties
(SH 161 to Belt Line)
814 W. Main St.
421 W. Main St.
103 and 151 SW 5th
209 W. Main St.,
1st floor suite
107 W. Main St.
110 W. Main St.
108-110 E. Main St.
111 E. Main St.
132 E. Main St.,
2nd floor suite
209 E. Main St. [details]