Dension moving forward with downtown revitalization

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DENISON, Texas (KXII) -- The city of Denison is hoping to bring people back to the heart of the city, their downtown.

A new Mexican restaurant will be opening this spring, two buildings are being redeveloped for lofts and even some food trucks could pop up in Denison.

"We have had a property owner that has expressed interest in putting two food trucks," Main Street Director Donna Dow said. "You'd go through a store front to get to it, but it'd be an outdoor courtyard."

The city says the next step in their revitalization is improving the alley ways that run parallel to Main Street, as well as working on new concepts for parking in downtown.

The plans are still conceptual. The city says other ideas include tying downtown into a citywide trail network and improving the streetscape.

"I am glad that they are doing things to help with downtown," said resident and business owner James Peercy. "It's part of the goal to increase traffic and get more people in the area.

Main Street Director Donna Dow says they want to bring life back to downtown, and locals agree.

"It's a good goal they have a good plan set," Peercy said. "We just have to keep everything on course."

A start of completion date has not been set.