The Mansfield City Council on Monday approved a developers agreement for a high-quality commercial center that is expected to bring grocery store giant HEB to the city for the first time.
The planned development, located at the southeast corner of East Broad Street at U.S. 287, is expected to include a 80,000-106,000 square-foot HEB. The project would be built on approximately 34 acres along the frontage road at the southeast corner of Broad and U.S. 287 and will include major infrastructure improvements.
San Antonio-based HEB Grocery Co. has reportedly purchased several Tarrant County properties for expansion into the DFW market. The company is the leading grocer in the San Antonio and Austin markets.
City Council’s first approval was June 13. Developers, who have not released a timeline for the project, said the center is expected to have additional retail and restaurants.
“Mansfield is seen by many retailers as one of the most desirable markets in the nation,” said City Manager Clayton Chandler. “Our city’s excellent quality of life, its location within the DFW Metroplex and the high per capita income our residents enjoy is seen as a huge plus for developers looking to bring high quality retailers to the area.”
“This project represents another clear indication of how Mansfield is living up to its “best places to live” designation,” said Mayor David Cook. “The caliber of commercial and residential projects coming to our city is among the best. From the redevelopment in the Historic Downtown to the entertainment venues and retail looking to build here, this is an exciting time to be in Mansfield.”
The City of Mansfield, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas, with a population of more than 68,000. Its growth over the past decade is attributed to its high quality of life, excellent schools and strong local economy and business environment. The city was ranked by Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in America in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014.