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.


  1. Dumpster Art Contest
  2. Team Downtown
  3. Revitalization Program


The City of Garland is accepting applications from local artists for a dumpster art contest! Three unique paintings will be chosen and painted on dumpsters in Downtown Garland. Artists will paint the dumpsters on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 as a part of the Big Art Day festivities in Downtown Garland.

Apply here today. Applications are due by Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Selected artists will receive an $850 stipend.

For further details on this program, please review the Program Overview.

This is a pilot program from the City of Garland’s Office of Neighborhood Vitality and the Downtown Development Office.  If successful, this program could become a standard approach to dumpster beautification in Downtown. We look forward to working with you!