Council Connection: June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019
veterans memorial rendering

Renderings of new Mesquite Veterans Memorial are revealed


The City of Mesquite made a public presentation of the project renderings for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial to be built near City Lake Park during the June 3 City Council/Staff Work Session. The City plans to host a November groundbreaking event in recognition of Veterans Day and host a dedication event in 2020. For details on the project or to donate, visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org. Watch the presentation.


Urban District 30 industrial park

Council approves zoning changes for an 80-acre industrial park


On June 3, the City Council approved zoning changes to allow for a new industrial park called Urban District 30. The master-planned business park will sit on more than 80 acres along I-30 and will consist of five buildings with more than 979,000 square-feet of industrial space. Urban District 30 is a $71 million investment by Urban Logistics Realty and is expected to generate more than 500 jobs in Mesquite. Watch the presentation.


Iron Horse village

Bond sale approved to fund improvements in Iron Horse Public Improvement District


On June 3, the City Council approved the sale of bonds to fund infrastructure improvements in the Iron Horse Public Improvement District (PID), approximately 58 acres of land located north of Rodeo Drive. The revenue is restricted to fund street, water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage improvements. Watch the presentation.


Finance Department

Mesquite Finance Department supports Spread the Love campaign


On May 31, Finance Department employees donated 798 jars of peanut butter and jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. The campaign encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contributions to help feed children living in food insecure environments during the summer. All donations are distributed by Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services to families in need. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SpreadTheLove for more information.


top 100 plants for North Texas

Free landscaping workshop to be held June 11


A free workshop featuring the “Top 100” native and adapted plants for North Texas landscapes will be held on June 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Training Rooms at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Attendees will also receive free spray nozzles and moisture meters. To register, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/EnvironmentalWorkshops or call 972-329-8300.


Drive like your family lives here logo

Residents reminded to Drive Like Your Family Lives Here


As the school year has come to an end, residents are reminded to expect more children out and about in Mesquite neighborhoods and near parks during the summer. Please slow down in neighborhoods, remember to stay alert and limit distractions. Children are often unpredictable and take risks, such as crossing the street in the middle of the road or not looking both ways before entering the roadway. Watch our What Will It Take video PSA.


Music in the park

Free outdoor concert series at
the Mesquite Arts Center
throughout June


Several free concert series will be offered throughout the month of June at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. These concerts include: Music in the Park on June 10, 17, 24 at 7:30 p.m. by the Mesquite Community Band; Jazz Breaks on June 11, 18, 25 at 7 p.m. presented by the Mesquite Arts Council; and the Courtyard Concert series on June 13 at 7 p.m. Visit www.mesquiteartscenter.org for more information.


Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power: A four-part small business workshop series

Mesquite offers workshops for small business owners beginning June 18


A series of workshops for the small business owner will begin June 18 with a session on business planning. The series is offered by the Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion Partnership in conjunction with the Small Business Administration and the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center. For more information and to register, visit www.MesquiteEcoDev.com or call the City’s Economic Development Department at 972-216-6446.


Neighborhood Services manager shaking hands with resident at neighborhood workshop

Register for the Neighborhood Toolkit Workshop on June 20


Residents are invited to attend a free Neighborhood Toolkit Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way. Attendees will learn ways to build stronger neighborhood engagement. Register online. For details, contact Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality, at 972-216-6473 or ywilson@cityofmesquite.com.


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