Downtown Development Office
The Downtown Development Office (DDO) is an advocate for Downtown Garland. The DDO strives to coordinate revitalization efforts, policy development, promotional and marketing activities, small business support, and other initiatives that contribute to growing Downtown Garland to its full potential.
Primary responsibilities of the DDO include managing the implementation of the project plan for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIF #1), gathering and collectively representing Downtown's interests, and coordinating stakeholder efforts to promote Downtown as a destination.
Beginning in late 2021, the City of Garland will initiate the Downtown redesign project, a construction project aimed at revitalizing the Garland square and surrounding streetscapes. Learn more about the plan by watching the video below.
Team Downtown is a new volunteer Ambassador program for the Downtown area.
Team Downtown will engage with visitors, help them navigate around construction, and promote local businesses, to ultimately contribute to the Downtown Garland experience.
Apply to join Team Downtown today! Learn more and apply on the Team Downtown webpage.
Downtown Revitalization Program
The DDO is accepting applications for a new Downtown Revitalization Program to assist commercial property owners in the Downtown Garland Historic District with projects improving the economic vitality of their buildings.
OUT OF THE BOX DUMPSTER BEAUTIFICATION
Following the conclusion of the dumpster beautification pilot program in September 2021, the City of Garland is planning to build upon its success with future dumpster art installations in Downtown in the near future.
Please stay tuned to this webpage and City publications to learn more about future public art opportunities in Downtown Garland.