Grand Prairie Talks Transportation Future

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Grand Prairie public meeting

GRAND PRAIRIE—The City of Grand Prairie invites the community to attend a public meeting on August 30 at City Hall, 317 College St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. The meeting will collect first-hand input on the city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan and Comprehensive Development Plan.

“These two key long-range planning documents serve as guides for City staff and officials. They assist in making important daily and long-term decisions with regards to land use, public policy, transportation and funding,” said Amy Sprinkles, Marketing, Communications and Libraries Director, City of Grand Prairie.

The city usually plans 10 years out. The last time these two plans were updated and reviewed with residents was in 2010.

The public meeting gives residents the opportunity to have a say in where new thoroughfares and streets should go. Additionally, the plan addresses which streets to widen or extend; and how new land development should be zoned.

Sprinkles says that in planning the next 10 years, the city wants to hear from residents what their priorities, concerns, interests and ideas are for Grand Prairie’s future.

Questions Asked

She said questions could include what street is missing that the city should consider?  Which thoroughfare is not wide enough?  What street do you use as a thoroughfare?  Are there areas of town not easily accessible by a thoroughfare?  When a new street is complete, what development would be best along that street in terms of residential, retail or commercial?

“We are proposing to extend Stadium Drive from Tarrant to the IH 30 eastbound frontage, and will ask residents for feedback,” Sprinkles said.

This is not the first meeting on this topic held in Grand Prairie for residents.  There was a meeting held in April and an online survey for residents is also available on the city website.

To provide input via an online survey, or for more information visit www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/planning-development/planning-update.

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