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Downtown Redevelopment Update

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. In preparation for disruptions related to the construction, a Temporary Parking Plan and a new Parking Ordinance will be implemented in Downtown Garland in mid-June.

City Council approved the Parking Ordinance for three-hour, time-limited parking on select streets in the Downtown area at its Public Hearing in May. The new ordinance will support Downtown merchants by discouraging full-day employees from taking prime parking spaces that are needed to serve customers. Enforcement of the ordinance will be phased in during which people will be given warnings. At the end of the warning period, violators will receive a citation with a $75 fine.

Temporary Parking Plan (July-November)

  • All City Hall and on-street parking adjacent to City Hall will be shut down with limited spaces on the northeast and southeast corners of Fifth and State streets. 
  • Three-hour, time-limited parking for all on-street parking will be available at the following locations: 
    • Fifth Street from Walnut Street to State Street 
    • Both sides of Austin Street from Sixth Street to Fifth Street 
    • Both sides of Sixth Street from Walnut Street to Austin Street 
    • North side of State Street from City Hall to Sixth Street 
    • Sixth Street from State Street to Main Street 
    • Both sides of Main Street from Seventh Street to Sixth Street 
    • South side of Main Street from Sixth Street to Fifth Street
In addition, the Landmark Museum (Santa Fe depot) and railcar will be relocated to a large public open space that will be developed south of Walnut Street between Glenbrook Drive and Fifth Street. The Landmark Museum will re-open to the public in the fall following three months of site construction. The Pace House and Lyles House have been moved to a temporary holding location behind the Granville Arts Center while potential long-term solutions are studied.

Utility customers are encouraged to use one of the following bill payment options to avoid the construction area. Options include e-bill, mail, PC banking, automatic bank draft, authorized payment location, credit or debit card via phone or online, drive-thru service or drop box located at 717 W. State St. For more information about these options, visit GarlandUtilities.org or call 972-205-2671.

Visit the City website regularly for updates on temporary parking locations, project schedules and road closures.