Revitalization reshapes Downtown Garland Garland continues to attract more people and businesses to its downtown area and to improve the quality of life for residents. The city is working on the next phase of mixed-use development through a partnership with Oaks Properties, taking advantage of the proximity to Downtown Garland Station. The City Center project will add 153 apartment units next to City Hall to the 188 existing units built in 2009 at Oaks 5th Street Crossing. “The arrival of the DART Blue Line in Downtown Garland in 2002 helped spark new life into our city’s core with transitoriented development, increased visibility of our arts venues and historic assets, and new eateries and nightspots in downtown,” Garland Mayor Pro Tem Scott LeMay said. The city-owned Patty Granville Arts Center and Oaks Properties’ 5th Street Crossing apartments launched the development taking place near Downtown Garland Station. Village of Rowlett will add housing, retail downtown Progress continues on the $30 million Village of Rowlett project that will introduce a mix of residential, retail and commercial development. The Village of Rowlett is a mixed-use development under construction one block from Downtown Rowlett Station and will include housing, retail and the municipal library. “Rowlett is successfully creating the sustainable, energized and walkable downtown our community has long envisioned,” Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel said. “Downtown Rowlett Station is very much a part of this vision and is a key element in attracting quality development.” 9

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