Designing Downtown Denison

The City of Denison hired Toole Design Group (TDG) to help re-envision the core of downtown. The goal of the project was to develop design concepts for Main Street, Touchdown Alley, Heritage Park and the 700 Block of Main Street. The design team also looked at key connections to the downtown from Eisenhower Birthplace and planned city-wide trail system, regional parks and destinations, the Pocket Park and ways to reduce the barrier effect of Austin Avenue. During the process, there were many opportunities for the public, stakeholders and City staff to provide input and feedback. The process culminated in a final public meeting during which there was a broad consensus to move forward with the design concepts.

The first public meeting was held on October 17, 2016, immediately following the meetings with various stakeholders, community members and City staff. If you are interested in seeing the first presentation, please click here. After the fist public meeting, TDG revised their plans based on the feedback received during the week long meetings in October 2016 and the public meeting on October 17, 2016. They presented their final concepts on November 17, 2016 in their final public meeting. If you are interested in seeing the entire final presentation, please click here.

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Dow, Main Street Director, at 903-465-2720 x2452 or by email at