Midlothian developer Stephen Hidlebaugh believes the North Texas population boom will move south of Dallas.
Hidlebaugh hopes to attract new businesses and restaurants to Midlothian by moving historic homes near downtown.
"The restaurants we travel to in Dallas, let's bring them here. Let's bring some of the art galleries, some of the entertainment and different venues to our town," said Hidlebaugh. "We should put it in our own backyard, so we don't have to travel as far. We want this place to be a destination, so other can people can enjoy it."
Hidlebaugh has already acquired three historic mansions, including one from Waxahachie. The large Victorian house built in 1893 will be moved next week.
"We'll have restaurants, art galleries and public venue space," said Hidlebaugh.
Founders Row, which sits on one city block, should be completed in 24 months, said Hidlebaugh.