Construction will begin soon on a new QuikTrip convenience store and gas station at the northwest corner of Main Street and State Highway 161 and two other QuikTrip stores are planned for the southwest corner of I-20 and Lake Ridge Parkway and the northeast corner of Belt Line and I-30. Dairy Queen will build a restaurant, with drive-through, on westbound I-20 in front of Northern Tool, and construction on a new Family Dollar store is nearly complete on Carrier Parkway. LaTapatia Bakery will relocate to Pioneer Parkway and Carrier Parkway. Asia Times Square is expanding their Asian market at Pioneer Parkway and Great Southwest Parkway. They have purchased the former Sam’s building and will do a major renovation.
A new Fire Station No. 1 is scheduled to be complete in early 2015. Construction is in progress on site installation of new water and sewer lines, storm sewers and repairs to surrounding streets. Building construction is planned to begin by early 2014. The new 11,933-square-foot station will provide sleeping quarters for up to 10 firefighters and two officers, a kitchen, dining area, locker room, laundry room, work room, day room, workshop and emergency treatment area. The new station will replace the current Fire Station No. 1 on Main Street, which was built in 1947.
Construction is underway to expand and renovate Dalworth Recreation Center. The remodeled building will be triple the size of the current building and will feature open and modern space with an expanded gym, separate activity room, study room, meeting rooms, catering kitchen and more. The $3.5 million project is scheduled to be complete by late 2014.
The new Airport Control Tower next to Fire Station No. 5 and the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport on Great Southwest Parkway is near completion. Equipment is awaiting certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. The tower is scheduled to open by the end of 2013.
Work will begin soon to convert one of the service bays at the Prairie Paws Adoption Center into a spay and neuter clinic. Once the clinic is completed in 2014, all animals adopted from Prairie Paws will be spayed or neutered.
Last updated: 12/16/2013 10:59:32 AM