Despite extraordinary weather conditions during the winter and spring, work on the Downtown Garland City Center project is making good progress.
The Oaks multifamily development is scheduled to open in October, along with the parking facility at 401 W. State St. That parking facility will serve apartment residents and visitors to City Hall and the Granville Arts Center.
State Street between Third and Sixth streets is now open to traffic. Fifth Street between State and Austin streets will remain closed for the remainder of the construction at City Hall. Across from City Hall, a three-story building is in the beginning stages of construction. The lower level will be the future home of the City of Garland’s Economic Development Department with five townhome style apartments on the upper two floors. Those units are scheduled to be available in early 2016 followed by the first floor office in the second quarter of 2016. Ongoing renovations at City Hall are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2016, as well.
Construction on the Arts Plaza is scheduled to begin later this year and finish in early 2016. Patron access to the Granville Arts Center will continue to be off of Fifth Street until construction is complete. Work on the rest of the Heritage Crossing pedestrian corridor is scheduled to begin in early 2016 and be complete by the end of summer.
For more information, visit the Downtown Redevelopment webpage.