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Development OpportunityDowntown Garland Catalyst Area

The Downtown Garland area represents a unique opportunity to accommodate a variety of market-supportive land uses, within both a newly developed and redeveloped environment. From the City's perspective, Downtown Garland is the community's best opportunity to leverage recent public investments and create demand for:

  • A robust transit-oriented development in an authentic, historic, small-town, urban setting
  • An expanded educational component with complementary retail and residential space
  • A continued hub for City services
  • New live-work and other urban residential products
  • Destination, specialty retail and lively, well-programmed public spaces

Key Assets

  • Garland's Central Business District (employment base) 
  • DART light rail station and developing TOD
  • Historic building stock for potential use
  • Ample vacant/underutilized parcels
  • Performing Arts Center and civic uses
  • DCCCD Richland College Garland Campus

Market Opportunity: Short- to Mid-Term

As shown, market potential within the Downtown Garland Catalyst Area suggests demand for office space, supported by retail and residential ownership and rental uses.  This Area represents a short- to mid-term (1 to 4 years) redevelopment opportunity.

Targeted Investment Areas

Recent Development Activity

For additional information, follow the link to view a list and interactive map of current and recently approved zoning cases.

Current CIP Projects

The City uses its scarce public bond funds to faciliate the development and redevelopment of Garland. A number of important projects have been completed and are currently underway. Follow this link for
more information on the Capital Improvement Plan.




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