The City of Mansfield is excited to announce that we have approved a Restaurant Recruitment Program that is specific to key commercial corridors in our Historic Downtown core. We realize the need to promote and continue to support the redevelopment and revitalization of Historic Downtown Mansfield. After adopting 32 Downtown Development Strategies in June 2020, the City has been working diligently to implement these techniques and promote continued public and private investment in your hometown.
As of April 2021, the Mansfield City Council approved the creation of a Restaurant Recruitment Program which lays out funding mechanisms for providing incentives to drinking and dining establishments. If qualified and approved, applicants will be eligible to receive some combination of funding on an annual basis following the issuance of their Certificate of Occupancy. Please read the attached Program Information and Application Packet to learn more!
As of May 2021, the Historic Downtown Mansfield program has created the Community Activation Grant. Applicants are invited to apply for grant funding to help them provide special events and live entertainment through the promotion of local artists and other community activation efforts in the area. Please see the link to the program packet below to learn more. The packet includes further details about the program as well as the program application.
As of May 2021, the Historic Downtown Mansfield Pop-Up Shop and Business Incubator Grant Program was establish. This grant program was established to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate Historic Downtown Mansfield. Our downtown is home to unique small businesses, a thriving art community, and creative entrepreneurs and we believe that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike. The purpose of this program is to cultivate an encouraging environment for entrepreneurs in Historic Downtown. Please see the link to the program packet below to learn more. The packet includes further details about the program as well as the program application.