News Archive

Garland to Present Wayfinding Program
August 22, 2014  The City of Garland Planning and Community Development Department is developing a wayfinding program to better direct visitors and residents to key public destinations within Garland.
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Downtown Project Taking Shape
August 14, 2014  Progress on the City Center Project in Downtown Garland is quickly becoming more visibly evident. The existing façade on the north side of City Hall has been removed and crews will soon begin installing the new skin, as well as foundation work for the new CGTV sounds studio on the south side of the building.
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City Center Project Update - Aug. 6, 2014
August 6, 2014  The City Center project includes redesigning the driveway approaches from Austin Street to the Granville Performing Arts Center and the Atrium, creating an elegant entryway.
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Garland Opens Sixth Street Extension
May 28, 2014  The City of Garland has opened a new entryway into its historic downtown area.
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Garland Celebrates its Railroad Heritage on May 31
May 22, 2014  The City of Garland and the Garland Landmark Society will celebrate the city’s history on Saturday, May 31 with a full day of events, entertainment and family fun.
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Garland Designates its First Historical District
May 22, 2014  A Garland neighborhood is now recognized by the Garland City Council as “historically significant,” the first in city to be formally designated as such.
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Heritage Celebration
May 21, 2014  Be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Heritage Crossing pedestrian corridor that runs along the DGNO rail line, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10 a.m.
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Garland Heritage Celebration Features Historical Tours
May 16, 2014  The City of Garland and the Garland Landmark Society will celebrate the city’s history on Saturday, May 31 with a full day of events, entertainment and family fun. The day will begin with the re-dedication of the Landmark Museum and the dedication of Heritage Crossing, at Sixth and Walnut Streets.
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City Heritage Celebration Includes Family Train Fun at the Library
May 8, 2014  The City of Garland will celebrate the re-opening of the Landmark Depot Museum on May 31. The Central Library is joining in the fun with three days of family entertainment relating to trains.
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Garland Celebrates Heritage on May 31
April 18, 2014  The City of Garland and the Landmark Society will host a Heritage Celebration and ribbon cutting of the new Heritage Crossing pedestrian corridor that runs along the DGNO rail line, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
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Downtown Construction Update
April 4, 2014  Downtown visitors will see more development activity in the coming weeks. Preparations will begin in April for the demolition of the municipal annex building at 203 N. Fifth St. and the City-owned building at 504 W. State Street.
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Pace, Lyles House Disposition Update
March 4, 2014  The Garland City Council continues to make progress regarding the future of the Pace and Lyles houses.
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City Hall Routines Change as Downtown Construction Progresses
February 7, 2014  Construction around City Hall will prompt a few changes in how people access official city meeting information, as well as the building itself.
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Something New on the Garland Skyline
January 31, 2014  Downtown Garland’s City Center project will bring a new feature to the City’s skyline, at least temporarily.
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Project Progress Update
January 21, 2014  Winter and early spring will bring a flurry of important activity around City Hall and other parts of Downtown Garland.
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Downtown Garland Street Closures
January 16, 2014  As construction of downtown infrastructure improvements and the City Center development proceed, some street closures are necessary.
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Garland City Council Continues to Consider Options for Historic Houses
November 18, 2013  As the Garland City Council considers options for preserving the Pace and Lyles Houses, the public is invited to provide input during the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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Ground-Breaking Ceremony Set for Nov. 18
November 11, 2013  Garland will celebrate the next phase of Downtown Garland redevelopment on Nov. 18.
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Construction on City Center Parking Garage to Begin in Mid-October
October 17, 2013  On Oct. 2, the construction contract for the City Center parking structure was approved by City Council.
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Santa Fe Depot Moves to New Location
September 9, 2013  The City of Garland relocated its historic Santa Fe depot Thursday morning from a lot behind City Hall to its new home in the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor, located directly behind the Central Library on the south side of Walnut Street at Sixth Street.
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City Hall Electric Service Upgrades
August 27, 2013  During Labor Day weekend, temporary service disruptions will take place as a result of an electric service upgrade at City Hall. The installation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
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Historic Railcar Makes a Successful Journey
August 22, 2013  The City of Garland relocated its historic Santa Fe railcar Thursday morning from a lot behind City Hall to its new home in the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor directly behind the Central Library on the south side of Walnut St. at Sixth St.
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Garland Schedules Move of Historic Railcar
August 21, 2013  The City of Garland plans to relocate its historic Santa Fe railcar Thursday, August 22 to its new home in the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor on the south side of Walnut St. at Sixth St.
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Update on Status of Pace and Lyles/Tinsley House
August 12, 2013  The City of Garland is not accepting any offers related to the Pace and Lyles/Tinsley houses at this time. The City Council has directed staff to explore the costs and feasibility of moving the houses to a city-owned location for public use.
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City Center Construction Update
July 25, 2013  As site clearance activity continues around City Hall, the on-street parking along the south side of Austin Street, between Fifth Street and Museum Plaza, will permanently close July 29.


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Oaks Properties Development
July 10, 2013  Last night, JHP presented the zoning request for the Oaks Properties development, a part of the City Center project, to the Plan Commission resulting in a favorable recommendation.

City Center Project Update
July 8, 2013  Austin Street has temporarily been reopened to traffic and on-street parking. Last week construction crews wrapped up the replacement of the 30” water main in Austin Street (between Fifth and Third streets).
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Downtown Redevelopment Update
June 5, 2013  Construction for the Downtown redevelopment project is well under way around Garland City Hall. Site clearance around City Hall will begin in July to ready the area for construction on the Oaks City Center development and the parking garage.
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Lyles House and Pace House Relocation
June 3, 2013  Garland City Council approved a change request to relocate the Pace House and Lyles House to a temporary holding location behind the Granville Arts Center for up to six months while potential long-term solutions are studied.
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Next Phase of Downtown Garland Redevelopment to Kick Off in April
March 29, 2013  Garland City Council has approved plans to begin the next phase of the redevelopment of Downtown Garland in an effort to attract more people and businesses to the area, and improve the quality of life for residents.
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