Development Opportunity

The Downtown Garland area represents a unique opportunity to accommodate a variety of market-supportive land uses, within both a newly developed and redeveloped environment. From the City's perspective, Downtown Garland is the community's best opportunity to leverage recent public investments and create demand for:

  • A robust transit-oriented development in an authentic, historic, small-town, urban setting 
  • An expanded educational component with complementary retail and residential space 
  • A continued hub for City services 
  • New live-work and other urban residential products 
  • Destination, specialty retail and lively, well-programmed public spaces Downtown Map

Key Assets

  • Ample vacant/underutilized parcels
  • DART light rail station and developing TOD
  • DCCCD Richland College Garland Campus 
  • Garland's Central Business District (employment base)  
  • Historic building stock for potential use
  • Performing Arts Center and civic uses 

Market Opportunity: Short- to Mid-Term

As shown, market potential within the Downtown Garland Catalyst Area suggests demand for office space, supported by retail and residential ownership and rental uses. This Area represents a short- to mid-term (1 to 4 years) redevelopment opportunity.

Targeted Investment Areas