Many other Dallas County cities didn’t want to part with 10,000 square feet of prime real estate for an auto service center, but DeSoto city leaders saw an opportunity.
Recently, District 3 County Commissioner John Wiley Price cut the red ribbon at Dallas County’s new Automotive Service Center (ASC) facility in DeSoto. The event was attended by Dallas County Sheriff Department staffers and several dozen community and business leaders.
“Other cities didn’t want this,” Price commented. “DeSoto is giving up prime land here. We really want to thank DeSoto.”
The new service center, primarily for Sheriff Department vehicles, was open for business during the ribbon cutting. The ASC will bring an influx of sales tax revenue and jobs for the City of DeSoto.
Also on hand were Dallas County Commissioners Dr. Theresa Daniel (District 1) and Dr. Elba Garcia (District 4), Sheriff Lupe Valdez, DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan and Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Proctor.
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“We are a team,” McCowan said referring to Commissioner Price’s leadership. Commissioner Price was a key factor in seeing that the Automotive Service Center’s new home was an easy transition.
“(to) Our Man downtown, we never had a doubt in our mind about the center,” McCowan continued. “We are very excited that this facility was chosen for this site.”
City officials and Price believe that the new service center is just one more step in advancing the position of DeSoto in Dallas County. They hope it will be ongoing proof the city has much to offer so jobs and people will follow.
For example, DeSoto already surpasses all the cities in Dallas County as number one in sales tax generating revenue.
The new facility covers over four acres and the Automotive Service Center is 10,400 square feet.
There are seven service bays, offices and additional storage space. There is also a car wash and fueling station onsite and more than 200 parking spaces.
The new Automotive Service Center facility will service around 900 vehicles.
“This partnership is real and we feel special,” McCowan concluded.