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$5.5 Million Infrastructure Project Opens

Enjoy highlights from the celebration. 
Front Street Station, Downtown Mesquite's $5.5 million infrastructure improvement project, opened Saturday, May 22 with a Grand Opening celebration featuring live music, food trucks, market vendors and a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring City Council, the Downtown Mesquite Development Advisory Board, and members of the public.

Despite the threat of rain, a large crowd gathered to celebrate the first major redevelopment project of its scale to occur in decades. The project has provided new underground infrastructure such as drainage and sanitary sewer pipes and grease traps put in place for restaurant development. These improvements have spurred new development that to date includes the soon-to-open Alejandro's @ Front Street Station. In addition, two facade improvement projects have been completed in the area, and a third is set to begin very soon.

Above ground, the project features an area for events and vendor booths, a performance pavilion, as well as new, additional parking spaces and landscaping. The Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market will begin on the site June 12 and will continue every Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market, visit their website at this link.

Aerial View of Opening Day

Though storm clouds loomed, many came to the newly completed Front Street Station on May 22, 2021, to celebrate the grand opening.
 

Conceptual overhead image of Front Street Station project.

Public Art a Feature of Project

Winning Artwork

Visitors to Front Street Station will have the opportunity to view eight public art pieces placed throughout the project area.

The works featured and the artists are: Lauren Armstrong with Crosswinds, Leonardo Castillo with Serenata, Jessica Chappell with Meet Me in Mesquite, Susie Cortez with Anaya Harmony, Paige Lehmann with When Joy Bursts Through the Cracks, Tony Morris with Mesquite Train Depot and Main Street and Daniel Yanez with Rare Rose.

In late 2020, the Mesquite Downtown Development Advisory Board, along with staff of the Mesquite Arts Center, conducted a Call for Artists for artwork to be reproduced and mounted on 10’x7’ panels in Downtown Mesquite.

Lisa Haar, Downtown Development Chairman, said, “We received more than 40 entries from professional and amateur artists as well as students throughout the area. We look forward to installing these pieces as the first of what we hope will be many public art opportunities in Downtown Mesquite for years to come.”

Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell said, “Art in all forms is one of the lynchpins in our downtown development strategy. This project hits on several key priorities including providing public art, involving the public in the form of these artists and boosting the appearance of the district.”

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