Update: November 2014
Grand Prairie On the Grow
Construction is underway on a QuikTrip convenience store and gas station on Main Street and State Highway 161. They also have stores planned for Interstate 20 and Lake Ridge Parkway and the northeast corner of Belt Line and I-30.
A new Tuscany’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant is set to open before the end of 2014, downtown at 106 W. Main St.
Roma’s Italian Bistro Restaurant is scheduled to open downtown in the Hepworth building in early 2015. Roma’s is a family-owned restaurant with five locations in Louisiana and Texas.
The city will seek a Request for Proposal from restaurant owners who are interested in occupying the former 9,800-square-foot Fire Station No. 1 building at 321 Main St. Advertisement for bids is planned for early 2015. For more information, contact Rita Heep at email@example.com.
City Capital Improvements
The Parks, Arts and Recreation Department has completed 24 public meetings and events seeking input on The EPIC indoor/outdoor water park and health, wellness, recreation center and library. The public can still be a part of the design process by submitting ideas online at jointheepic.com. The concept design process is underway along with a review of the overall park master plan. Design is expected to be completed within one year, with construction beginning in the fall of 2015. The facility is scheduled to be complete in May 2017.
New city digital information signs are under construction at the following locations and are planned to be operational by the end of 2014. The signs are located at:
• Lake Ridge Parkway and Lynn Creek Parkway at Fire Station No. 7
• Carrier Parkway and I-20, just south of the Kohl’s parking lot
• North Carrier and Roy Orr at Mike Lewis