The new year is barreling forward in Midlothian where rapid growth has become the norm.
Located just 26 miles south of Dallas, the upscale community is bustling with construction activity ranging from rooftops and retail to restaurants and recreation.
Perhaps most visible is Weber and Company’s Midlothian Towne Crossing retail development located just south of Highway 287 near the city’s conference center and recently opened Courtyard by Marriott.
Excitement was high in late November 2017 when Midlothian Towne Crossing anchor tenant Kroger officially welcomed eager guests during the company’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The new Kroger Marketplace offers 120,000 square feet of space featuring a full bakery, pharmacy, cheese shop, meats department, deli, floral department, and a wide selection of fresh produce. Shoppers will also enjoy the store’s Starbucks and bistro.
Later in the fall of 2018, Kroger plans to unveil a private label clothing brand which will be sold at its larger Marketplace stores.
Midlothian’s Kroger facility is the newest of the company’s 13 Marketplace stores in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Businesses that have opened doors around Midlothian’s Kroger include Ulta, Petco, Famous Footwear, Burkes Outlet, Jo-Ann Fabric, and Panda Express.
Several other establishments, including Jack in the Box, Chick-fil-A, and Ross Dress for Less, to name a few, are slated to open in coming months.
The city wrapped up 2017 on a high note when Methodist Health System announced in December that it would build its 11th hospital on 65 acres of land along US-287 adjacent to the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium.
Architectural details are still being finalized, but the hospital in Midlothian will be a licensed hospital with an emergency department and wide range of specialties and services. Methodist plans to break ground in late summer 2018, and open the hospital in late 2019.
Methodist executives said the company has strategically looked to expand in flourishing communities like Midlothian.
A steady influx of new residents continues to cement Midlothian’s position as a promising hotspot on the DFW landscape.
Residents are drawn by Midlothian ISD, one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas, as well as the city’s abundant offering of land, upscale subdivisions and relaxed rustic-chic lifestyle – all just a stone’s throw from DFW’s cosmopolitan amenities.
“With a current population of roughly 37,000, Midlothian is expanding rapidly,” said Larry Barnett, president/CEO of Midlothian Economic Development. “We are gaining the attention of not only new residents, but brokers, developers, and businesses who are discovering Midlothian’s unique blend of assets.
“Our community benefits from a central North Texas location, nearby DFW amenities, convenient highway access, and solutions-minded city leaders.
“As we move forward, we will continue to set the stage for a bright future through business development, exemplary educational infrastructure, community amenities, and more. Above all, we continually strive to ensure that Midlothian offers a welcoming and supportive environment to new and existing business.”