Historic charm and modern living will come together to create Geyer Commons, Mansfield’s dynamic new shopping and lifestyle destination. Built on the site of the city’s first ballfield, Geyer Commons will serve as the eastern gateway to Historic Downtown Mansfield. The development will include diverse shops and restaurants in relocated and/or reconstructed historic homes, an artisan market and business incubator, and unique public spaces for gathering and play.
As a result of the City of Mansfield and Mansfield ISD working together, the property located at 605 E. Broad will be the future home to the remarkable Geyer Commons development.
To read the full details for this exciting project, please flip through the Geyer Commons educational document below.
Born from a partnership
Geyer Commons would not be possible without the collaboration and joint vision between the City of Mansfield and Mansfield Independent School District. In November 2023, the two organizations met and voted to approved a property exchange where the City of Mansfield received the school district's property along Walnut Creek that includes Geyer Field, administration buildings, original Mansfield High School, historic Rock Gym, and additional developments, and Mansfield ISD received the City Hall facility and additional property behind at 1200 E. Broad St.
Read the official joint statement from the City of Mansfield and Mansfield ISD
- What is the vision for Geyer Commons?
By thoughtfully weaving historic landmarks and public spaces with shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the future, Mansfield will design a space that honors its history and is sure to become a favorite destination for residents and visitors alike quickly. More than a shopping center or retail development, it will be a place for the community to come together and experience the best of Mansfield, past and present.
- What is the timeline for the development of Geyer Commons?
Phase I is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2024 and includes the following:
- A splash/open fountain feature
- Seating, walkway, and other park amenities
- Makers Market Phase I
- New electric and water lines
- Public restroom
- Roadway and parking
- What will future phases of Geyer Commons include?
Future phases may include the following:
- Makers Market Phase II
- Relocation/reconstruction of historic Mansfield buildings
- Recruiting commercial opportunities for historical sites
- Demolition of properties currently on the property (excluding the original Mansfield High School, Rock Gym, and Walnut Creek Gazebo)
- Why are we considering moving and/or recreating historic homes in this space?
This element creates a unique environment that celebrates our roots while building toward the future. It allows future generations to experience Mansfield’s journey while providing a new shared experience for the community.
- How will the City of Mansfield handle the historic Rock Gym, original Mansfield High School and gazebo?
The city’s goal is to recognize these historic landmarks and allow people to experience them while learning about Mansfield’s past. The City of Mansfield is committed to maintaining the high school, Rock Gym, and gazebo while developing a plan for potential uses following a review of the conditions and potential.