Three Key Downtown Mansfield Nonprofits Combine as Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

Monopoly mural on sidewalk
Mural on sidewalk in downtown Mansfield Photo by Kristin Barclay

Mansfield Nonprofits Work Together For A Thriving Downtown District

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS, June 14, 2021) – The Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMi), Historic Mansfield Business Association, Inc. (HMBA), and The LOT Downtown (The LOT), three 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the historic district of Mansfield, announced today the combination of their organizations under the umbrella of DMi.

“From inception, each of our organizations has shared a vision of a revitalized historic downtown district, yet with three different approaches: business cultivation, placemaking and entertainment, and infrastructure improvements,”, said Dave Goodwin, President, Downtown Mansfield, Inc., which begin in 2008 to advocate for projects in the Historic Mansfield area. “Now working together, we can combine our organizational efforts for strategic focus and strength.”

The mission of the HMBA has always been to encourage, foster, and strengthen the Mansfield community by promoting a beneficial business climate and quality of life in Historic Mansfield. Through the membership of downtown businesses, the HMBA has acted as a listener and a voice representing the Historic Mansfield business community. Now as a part of DMi, HMBA plans to strengthen that focus.

“The HMBA was created to organize and support the businesses in Downtown as they work toward building a vibrant, stable historic district. Over the years, the HMBA has shared many projects with The LOT and DMi,” said Amy Brothers, President, HMBA. Combining efforts with these organizations, under the umbrella of DMi, makes good business sense for our organizations and the community.”

VW Beetle in front of Mural
Just one of many murals in downtown Mansfield Photo by Kristin Barclay

The LOT Downtown

Since 2016, The LOT Downtown (named for providing Live Outdoor Theatre), has been the home of hundreds of Mansfield events, including free high production value concerts, movies, farmers markets, festivals for the community as well as providing a space for other organizations to host their events in Downtown Mansfield.

“We built The LOT Downtown to create a much-needed large gathering space in our historic district, and to provide a top-tier outdoor entertainment venue””, said Justin Gilmore, Board President, The LOT Downtown. “Combining our organizational efforts with DMi and HMBA will allow us to share valuable strengths and make The LOT an even more valuable part of the heart of Mansfield.”

Additional information regarding the combining of these organizations is forthcoming and will be communicated in the coming months. Until announced otherwise, the events, meetings, etc. from any of these organizations are planned as scheduled.