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Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council approved a construction contract for the Downtown Mesquite infrastructure project, known as Front Street Station, during the July 15 Regular Meeting. The $5.5 million project will improve infrastructure such as drainage and lighting, add more than 80 new parking spaces, and will create an event space, performance pavilion as well as a pocket park that will serve as a pass-through from Front Street to Main Street. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and is expected to be completed in 2020.
“Front Street Station is a stakeholder vision about to become reality,” said Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell. “This project hits on so many fronts necessary to downtown revitalization, among them flexible event space and solid infrastructure to support a growing business base.”
A vibrant downtown is a primary goal of the City Council. Since the downtown program began in 2018, several efforts have been achieved. Mesquite was designated a Texas Main Street Program Community, which brought the First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott, to visit Downtown Mesquite to celebrate the designation.
In addition, the Council approved a Façade Improvement Grant program in May to encourage Downtown Mesquite property owners to improve the outward appearance of their downtown locations. Volunteer committees and an advisory board have also been created.
Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Downtown for more information.