Downtown Development Office

The Downtown Development Office is an advocate for Downtown Garland. 

The DDO coordinates revitalization efforts, policy development, promotional and marketing activities, small business support, and other initiatives that contribute to a growing Downtown Garland.

Primary responsibilities include managing the project plan for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIF #1), collectively representing Downtown's interests, and coordinating efforts to promote Downtown Garland as a destination.

Beginning in December 2021, the City began construction on a long-awaited Downtown redesign project. This will bring new life to the Downtown Square and renovate the surrounding streetscapes to improve the pedestrian experience. Construction is expected to take up to 24 months.

Visit for updates and important information as the project continues. 


  1. Dumpster Beautification


The City of Garland is seeking applications from local artists to paint a dumpster in Downtown Garland. Seven unique artists will be chosen to paint dumpsters on Saturday, Apr. 1, 2023 as part of the Big Art Day festivities at the Granville Arts Center.

The full details on the program can be found here.

Selected artists receive a $1,000 payment. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023 at 5 p.m.!

Submit your application here.

  1. Revitalization Program
  1. Team Downtown