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  • Writer's pictureJoe Perez

Texas City breaks ground on food truck park, splash pad, dog park.

 TEXAS CITY, TX – On Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m., the Texas City Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) will officially break ground on a new Community Plaza, located at 718 6th Street in Texas City. When complete, the Community Plaza will include amenities like a food truck park, a splash pad, playground equipment for kids of all ages, a performance stage, a dog park and more. 

“The Texas City Economic Development Corporation is proud to bring yet another project to our community that will enhance the lives of citizens and visitors alike,” said Mark Ciavaglia, Chairman of the Board for the TCEDC. “This project will add a vibrant feature to the Sixth Street area of our community, providing green space, entertainment and dining venues, as well as a gathering space for children, adults and families.” 

At the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor Dedrick Johnson, members of the Texas City Economic Development Corporation, project developers and other officials will give an overview of the project as they officially break ground. Construction on the Community Plaza is expected to last approximately 12 months. 

Kristin Edwards, Director of Economic Development for the City, said she sees the plaza being an ideal location for family-friendly events, from concerts to food truck contests. 

“The Community Plaza will be free to the public and open year-round, and we hope our community utilizes this amenity often,” Edwards said. 

The project is located on Texas City’s historic 6th Street, close to the Texas City Museum and iconic Showboat Pavilion and among many locally-owned businesses. 

“Ideally, the Community Plaza will enrich Downtown 6th Street, bringing our residents back to this historical part of Texas City,” Edwards said. “We hope visitors will enjoy not only the Community Plaza, but also the shopping, dining and nightlife already available in our downtown area.” 

The Texas City Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of promotion and development of new and expanding businesses within the City of Texas City. The TCEDC was established in April 1993 as a 4A Corporation, utilizing a half-cent sales tax that was approved by the voters of Texas City. 

For more information, visit the City of Texas City’s website at

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