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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.
Phase I is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2024 and includes the following:
Future phases may include the following:
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.
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.
The development will occur in phases. The land exchange will occur immediately with the actual move-out of entities from their existing facilities to take place at a later date. The exchange enables the immediate development and construction of Phase I for Geyer Commons to begin.
Only property will be exchanged, and there will be an added value of bringing a new tax base to the community.
Staff and City Council will remain at the current City Hall until the construction of a new City Hall is completed within the Mansfield Reserve.
The City of Mansfield plans to fund this project’s development within their existing resources.
No plans have been made to relocate those facilities and services will remain in their current location and maintain space for future potential growth.
Stay tuned for more details at a later date.
Both parties of elected officials agree this is a win for the school district, a win for the city, and a win for the community. The proposal for an exchange was born in a joint session with a focus on working together as one on a shared vision for Mansfield. City and school leaders agree that this project allows all parties involved to share resources, save taxpayer funds, and develop a one-of-a-kind remarkable experience for Mansfield families. Both parties are elected to represent the best interest of the community and, through this project, have a united goal to celebrate our past together while growing for our future together.
By consolidating into one specific location, the move will provide a more efficient and impactful working environment for MISD staff.
The Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees will continue to hold regular meetings at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts. The board will have the option to hold special meetings at the current City Council facility if needed.