Grapevine's historic downtown has long been one of the more popular spots for shoppers and tourists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Recently Grapevine has been experiencing an upswing in development activity, spurred in part by the planned TEX Rail commuter line between DFW International Airport and downtown Fort Worth.
The city is planning a mixed-use project and a commuter rail station near the old Cotton Belt rail line. The project will include a hotel and a plaza between Main Street and the new station. The city's director of economic development is hopeful that the project will interest other developers to locate projects in the area.