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Front Street Station Infrastructure Improvements

In 2017, the City of Mesquite joined with community stakeholders to pave the way toward downtown revitalization. It was quickly understood that in order to support a growing and changing downtown, renewed infrastructure had to be a priority.

Due to age of its infrastructure and its impact on downtown, Front Street was selected as the first portion of downtown to undergo a refresh of its infrastructure.

Months of planning resulted in a multi-phase plan for downtown infrastructure improvements that begin with Front Street. This project will provide new sanitary-sewer lines, better drainage, new water lines, and grease traps to accommodate restaurant development. Above ground there will be more than 50 new parking spaces, lighting, event space and a small performance pavilion.


Completion is projected for April 2020.

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Conceptual overhead image of Front Street Station project.

Public Art Winners Announced

Downtown Mesquite's first public art project is coming closer to reality with announcement of winners of the Front Street Station Public Art contest.

The winners are Lauren Armstrong with Crosswinds, Leonardo Castillo with La 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 eight, 10’x7’ panels in Downtown Mesquite.

Brad Brandt, Downtown Development Advisory Board Chair, 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.”

Front Street Station is a $5.5 million infrastructure improvement project under that includes under-ground upgrades such as installation of grease traps to accommodate restaurant development. In addition, the project will feature public art, more than 50 new parking spaces, a performance pavilion, an area for small events as well as a “pocket park” that will provide pedestrian passage between Front and Main Streets.

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.”

Recent progress

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Ebrite Street has reopened. Front Street remains closed from Walker Street to Galloway Avenue. Streetlights are being placed along Front Street. Hardscape and sidewalks will be completed. Front Street between Ebrite Street and Walker Street will be resurfaced. Watch the Mesquite Minute to learn more about the project.

Estimated completion date: March 2021

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects for the most recent updates on this

project.

Working hours for the project are Monday through Friday (Saturdays when necessary) from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At times, construction may require after-hours work due to the nature of the project.

Conceptual Images

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for more information

Beverly Abell

Downtown Mesquite Development

(972) 216-6450

Downtown@CityofMesquite.com


Wes McClure, P.E.

Project Manager

(972) 216-6924

wmcclure@cityofmesquite.com


Mitchell Talley

Project Inspector

(972) 216-6357

(469) 867-6125 (cell)

mtalley@cityofmesquite.com

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