What Does The Future Of Downtown Midlothian Look Like?

future of downtown midlothian

Midlothian Hosts Open House On March 12

Texas towns like Midlothian have some charm in their downtown areas. While historic buildings, locally owned boutiques and local restaurants add character, it’s the people that keep a town thriving. We often find ourselves grabbing dinner and then strolling over to the park for some fresh air. After a recent date night at Per Amore, we both remarked how we wish downtown Midlothian could be more like McKinney.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to “change Midlothian”. However, after an early dinner it would be nice to have a local venue where we could enjoy a game of darts. Wouldn’t it be great to have a local music venue, something small and intimate not farm from home? Some locals wish the old fire department will be converted to a restaurant. Downtown is growing, but what does the growth look like?

Well, the City of Midlothian is working on a master downtown plan. The planning committee has circulated surveys looking for community input with results posted on their website. However, on March 12 they’re inviting residents to an open house. This open house is an opportunity for the city to share what the future holds for downtown.

The vision driving the project, “Downtown Midlothian is a safe, walkable, and vibrant destination with diverse opportunities for entertainment, socializing, employment residence and culture. IT is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and functions as the heart of the community.”

From the website: “The City of Midlothian is developing a Downtown Master Plan. The Plan will help guide decisions related to enhancements to Downtown public spaces and streetscapes; housing; parks; economy and tourism; image; development standards and incentives; funding; and public facilities. Throughout the planning process, the City has hosted community meetings, an online survey and several steering committee meetings that were open to the public.”

The Open House meeting is on March 12 at City Hall from 6-8pm held at City Hall. There’s no official presentation, but residents are encouraged to attend.

Previous articleTexas A&M Restricts Foreign Travel Due To COVID-19 Concerns
Next articleFarewell To A Hero
Kristin Barclay
Kristin Barclay graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Journalism and Advertising. Throughout her career, Kristin has demonstrated a passion for storytelling and a commitment to providing accurate, timely, and informative news coverage. She has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns facing local communities and has earned a reputation as a trusted source for reliable news and information. In addition to her work as an editor and journalist, Kristin is also a skilled writer and has written articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education, and culture. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that engage and inform readers. Kristin is also an active member of the community and has volunteered her time and resources to numerous organizations and causes. She believes in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world around us. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristin Barclay is also a passionate advocate for local journalism and the role it plays in keeping communities informed and engaged. She believes strongly in the importance of supporting local news outlets and is dedicated to ensuring that quality journalism remains a vital part of our society. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys traveling both for business and pleasure. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. Whether she's on a business trip or a vacation, Kristin is always eager to discover what makes each place unique and special. Kristin's passions include boots, bourbon, dogs and college football. She is a self-proclaimed boot aficionado and has an impressive collection of cowboy boots that she wears with pride. She also enjoys sipping on a good bourbon and spending time with her husband and beloved border collies. Last but certainly not least, Kristin is the proud mother of two children who bring joy and meaning to her life. She is deeply committed to being a loving and supportive parent, and her children are her greatest source of inspiration and motivation