Council Connection: September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018
Iron Horse Village

City Council approves zoning for Iron Horse Village development

The Mesquite City Council approved a zoning change on September 4 to allow plans for a mixed-used development called Iron Horse Village of Mesquite, an exciting and vibrant master-planned community in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The 55-acre development integrates commercial, retail, dining and residential uses in a variety of building types and styles. Located at Interstate 635 and Scyene Parkway, the Village will consist of more than 330 single-family homes, including villas, bungalows, urban row homes, townhomes and senior targeted homes. The plan creates a walkable urban environment in the heart of Mesquite that embraces and celebrates the Historic Mesquite Rodeo, while incorporating modern entertainment and amenities such as trails, ponds, creeks and water features.

Economic Development presents quarterly update

Economic Development Department presents quarterly update

The City’s Economic Development Department presented its quarterly report during the September 17 City Council meeting. The report highlights Mesquite’s competitive workforce, noting a 3.6 percent unemployment rate in Mesquite compared to an overall 4 percent unemployment rate in Texas. Job growth is expected to continue in Mesquite with at least 116 new jobs and several major developments slated to move into the city. Watch the full report.

Coffee with a Cop

Enjoy Coffee with a Cop October 3 

The Mesquite Police Department will participate in the national Coffee with a Cop event from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, at seven McDonald’s locations in Mesquite. McDonald’s will provide complimentary coffee, and Mesquite police officers will be on-site with information on Take. Lock. Hide., Drive Like Your Family Lives Here and other public safety campaigns. 

Mesquite to hold two public meetings on redistricting plans

Mesquite to hold two public meetings on redistricting plans

The City Council is in the process of transitioning the system for electing its six Councilmembers to a single-member-district system. This week the Council approved a resolution to present an illustrative plan for public review. View the plans and give input during a public meeting at 7 p.m. October 16, at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, and at 7 p.m. October 18, at Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Drive. Once approved, redistricting plans will begin in November. Learn more at

Neighbors by Ring

Mesquite Police Department joins Neighbors app to improve public safety

The Mesquite Police Department is joining the free mobile app, Neighbors, to enhance its communication of public safety news and information. The app uses information, video and photos captured through a video doorbell provided by Ring, a home security service. Residents do not have to purchase a Ring product or subscribe to any service to use the Neighbors app. Download the app via iOS and Android at more.

Mesquite In Motion: New medical office development

Mesquite highlights new medical office development

Construction is underway on a new medical office specialty facility located southeast of Interstate 30 and Motley Drive. The development is 50 percent leased to include operating rooms, doctors’ offices, an imaging center and a day surgery center. Watch this episode of Mesquite In Motion to see final plans for the development.

Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run

Register for the Guts and Glory Fun Run September 29

Channel your inner hero during the Guts and Glory Fun Run on September 29. This non-competitive, non-timed run includes obstacles along the route. Registration is open to runners 42 inches and taller; adults must accompany children age 14 and younger. The event includes a Kid Run at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 12. Register online or at any Mesquite Recreation Center. View course routes and details at

Mesquite public safety dispatcher

Become a Mesquite public safety dispatcher

Mesquite is seeking full-time public safety dispatchers. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Starting salary is $17.50 hourly. Apply online at Applicants can learn more about the job by attending informational sessions from noon to 2 p.m. October 3 and October 6. Sessions will take place in Training Room B at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Learn more by calling Danielle DeCoudreaux at 972-216-6259.

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We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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