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Mesquite moves forward on new vision for Downtown Mesquite
Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2018 – Improvements are coming to Downtown Mesquite to create a new destination of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. This week, the Mesquite City Council approved the next steps in the infrastructure and design concepts for the historic area of the community.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “Developing a community-wide vision for Downtown Mesquite is a top policy priority and strategic goal for the City Council. The input of our stakeholders has been critical in helping the City form a new plan for this iconic location in Mesquite.” Keheley indicated the next steps in this long-term, multi-year plan are to include addressing the improvements to Front Street between Ebrite and Galloway Avenue. Anticipated design should be complete by November and construction will begin by the middle of next year.
At the July 17 Pre-Meeting, planning and engineering consultant Kimley-Horn briefed the City Council on the process used to gather public input to help the City identify infrastructure needs and improvements to Downtown Mesquite. The process included several stakeholder committee meetings on design concepts for streetscape features, amenities, public spaces and more.
The City Council gave its support for the plan endorsed by the stakeholder committee. New pedestrian-friendly elements, special event areas and additional parking are some of the highlighted changes coming to Downtown Mesquite. The design features of the conceptual plan could include bike racks, wayfinding signage and enhanced lighting.