Redevelopment activities in Downtown Garland continues with the relocation of the Landmark Museum (the former Santa Fe depot) and railcar to a greenspace area currently referred to as the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor. The area will be developed south of Walnut Street between Glenbrook Drive and Fifth Street along the DART rail line, and will better showcase both structures with more prominent placement.

Landscape improvements to the area will create linkages between recent projects including Richland College, Oaks Fifth Street Crossing, the DART rail station and the Granville Arts Center, as well as current and future projects including the Sixth Street extension.

The depot was designated as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1974. The Texas Historic Commission has approved the City’s request to relocate the depot to the Landmark Depot Crossing just south of the DART rail line (Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad) in honor of Garland’s rail history. The Santa Fe depot will continue as the Landmark Museum, housing Garland-specific historical artifacts and documents. 

Two historic houses (Pace and Lyles) are associated with the downtown redevelopment project. The City Council is exploring options for their future preservation and use.

To stay updated on City Council discussions about this project, visit the City Council Agenda web page. Any questions related to the Pace and Lyles/Tinsley Houses should be directed to OldHouse@GarlandTx.gov.