2017 Bond Program

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In November 2017, Cedar Hill voters approved the issuance of $45 million in general obligation bonds to finance infrastructure, parks and recreation, and library improvements to be initiated over the next five to seven years. Learn more about the approved bond program.

Voters also approved the extension of the Cedar Hill Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) for an additional 15 years, Learn more about the CCPD.


LIBRARY

On July 25, 2019, in front of a group of library patrons and supporters, Mayor Stephen Mason announced the location chosen for the new library facility. The site, located near the Cedar Hill Government Center and the intersection of Pioneer Trail and N. Cedar Hill Road, was recommended by a citizen committee which studied a number of options. In October 2019, the City published a request for qualifications (RFQ) for design teams for the facility. The RFQ attracted nation-wide interest and 16 proposals were received. The City Council will select a design team in early 2020.

The next step for the library process is design and programming. The design process is expected to take around 18 months and will include opportunities for public input. Follow our progress and keep informed of input opportunities.

STREETS & DRAINAGE

In September 2019, median street lights were installed on three major roadways: E. Joe Wilson Road, Belt Line Road, and Parkerville Road. The City completed design of the Texas Street & Hardy Street Drainage Project, which is an extension of under-ground drainage system. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020.

Design has begun on enhanced landscape and entry monument signage for US-67. Construction will begin once the highway widening project is completed. The City completed the design of N. Joe Wilson Road from US-67 to Clover Hill Lane to improve access to the neigh-boring subdivision. Upon completion of utility relocations in 2020, the City will construct the proposed road improvements which will connect to the improvements currently under construction by Fuel City.

PARKS & RECREATION

In 2019, two neighborhood parks were renovated: Calf Pasture Park and Bradford Park. At Calf Pasture Park a new playground was built with shaded seating, the pavilion was updated, and enhanced landscaping was installed. A fitness court was constructed at Calf Pasture Park in partnership with the National Fitness Campaign and will open in early 2020.

Improvements at Bradford Park included replacement of the gazebo, a new pond fountain, updated wishing well, and enhanced landscaping. The City also began public input for the next round of neighborhood park improvements for Liberty, Longhorn, and Kingswood Parks. Construction of these projects will begin in the spring.

In February 2019, the Cedar Hill community built the city’s first inclusive playground at Virginia Weaver Park. More than 464 volunteers braved the cold weather to rebuild the creative playground based on design ideas from local schools and community members. The new playground is accessible for children of all abilities and includes sensory stations, physically accessible features, and is enclosed for easier parent/child oversight.

Public input and design began in 2019 for the new outdoor community pool at Virginia Weaver Park. From August through November, the design team held focus groups with users, hosted public input meetings, and collected input from an online survey to understand the features and programs desired for the new pool. Once the design is complete, procurement will begin for construction services for the project.

In fall 2020, the City will engage a consultant to begin a master plan for Crawford Park with an extensive public input process to determine the future amenities and features at one of Cedar Hill’s oldest parks. The signature park approved by voters in 2017 will be located next to the new public library facility. The projects will be designed and constructed together, and the design team for the project will be selected in early 2020. In 2020, improvements will be made to the Senior Center, including new paint, kitchen updates, HVAC improvements, and new furniture.

In November 2017, Cedar Hill voters approved the issuance of $45 million in general obligation bonds to finance infrastructure, parks and recreation, and library improvements to be initiated over the next five to seven years. Learn more about the approved bond program.

Voters also approved the extension of the Cedar Hill Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) for an additional 15 years, Learn more about the CCPD.


LIBRARY

On July 25, 2019, in front of a group of library patrons and supporters, Mayor Stephen Mason announced the location chosen for the new library facility. The site, located near the Cedar Hill Government Center and the intersection of Pioneer Trail and N. Cedar Hill Road, was recommended by a citizen committee which studied a number of options. In October 2019, the City published a request for qualifications (RFQ) for design teams for the facility. The RFQ attracted nation-wide interest and 16 proposals were received. The City Council will select a design team in early 2020.

The next step for the library process is design and programming. The design process is expected to take around 18 months and will include opportunities for public input. Follow our progress and keep informed of input opportunities.

STREETS & DRAINAGE

In September 2019, median street lights were installed on three major roadways: E. Joe Wilson Road, Belt Line Road, and Parkerville Road. The City completed design of the Texas Street & Hardy Street Drainage Project, which is an extension of under-ground drainage system. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020.

Design has begun on enhanced landscape and entry monument signage for US-67. Construction will begin once the highway widening project is completed. The City completed the design of N. Joe Wilson Road from US-67 to Clover Hill Lane to improve access to the neigh-boring subdivision. Upon completion of utility relocations in 2020, the City will construct the proposed road improvements which will connect to the improvements currently under construction by Fuel City.

PARKS & RECREATION

In 2019, two neighborhood parks were renovated: Calf Pasture Park and Bradford Park. At Calf Pasture Park a new playground was built with shaded seating, the pavilion was updated, and enhanced landscaping was installed. A fitness court was constructed at Calf Pasture Park in partnership with the National Fitness Campaign and will open in early 2020.

Improvements at Bradford Park included replacement of the gazebo, a new pond fountain, updated wishing well, and enhanced landscaping. The City also began public input for the next round of neighborhood park improvements for Liberty, Longhorn, and Kingswood Parks. Construction of these projects will begin in the spring.

In February 2019, the Cedar Hill community built the city’s first inclusive playground at Virginia Weaver Park. More than 464 volunteers braved the cold weather to rebuild the creative playground based on design ideas from local schools and community members. The new playground is accessible for children of all abilities and includes sensory stations, physically accessible features, and is enclosed for easier parent/child oversight.

Public input and design began in 2019 for the new outdoor community pool at Virginia Weaver Park. From August through November, the design team held focus groups with users, hosted public input meetings, and collected input from an online survey to understand the features and programs desired for the new pool. Once the design is complete, procurement will begin for construction services for the project.

In fall 2020, the City will engage a consultant to begin a master plan for Crawford Park with an extensive public input process to determine the future amenities and features at one of Cedar Hill’s oldest parks. The signature park approved by voters in 2017 will be located next to the new public library facility. The projects will be designed and constructed together, and the design team for the project will be selected in early 2020. In 2020, improvements will be made to the Senior Center, including new paint, kitchen updates, HVAC improvements, and new furniture.

  • Contracts Awarded for Library, Signature Park Projects

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    14 days ago

    In May, the City Council awarded design contracts to PGAL for professional architectural and engineering services and Ten Eyck Landscape Artchitects for landscape architectural design services for the new public library and signature park project. The contracts were awarded after the City underwent a public Request for Qualifications and extensive evaluation process. Both PGAL and Ten Eyck have a wealth of experience designing municipal projects, including the City of Seguin Public Library, City of Allen Public Library and Civic Auditorium, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The design process will kick off this summer in coordination with a citizen design committee and with ample opportunity for public input.

    In May, the City Council awarded design contracts to PGAL for professional architectural and engineering services and Ten Eyck Landscape Artchitects for landscape architectural design services for the new public library and signature park project. The contracts were awarded after the City underwent a public Request for Qualifications and extensive evaluation process. Both PGAL and Ten Eyck have a wealth of experience designing municipal projects, including the City of Seguin Public Library, City of Allen Public Library and Civic Auditorium, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The design process will kick off this summer in coordination with a citizen design committee and with ample opportunity for public input.

  • Mayor, City Council Announce Location of New Library Facility

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    3 months ago

    On July 25, in front of a group of library patrons and supporters, Mayor Stephen Mason announced the location chosen for the new library facility. The site, located near the Cedar Hill Government Center and the intersection of Pioneer Trail and N. Cedar Hill Road, was recommended by a citizen committee which studied a number of options.

    On July 25, in front of a group of library patrons and supporters, Mayor Stephen Mason announced the location chosen for the new library facility. The site, located near the Cedar Hill Government Center and the intersection of Pioneer Trail and N. Cedar Hill Road, was recommended by a citizen committee which studied a number of options.

  • Public Input Concluded, Contract Awarded for Park Improvements

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    3 months ago

    A contract has been awarded for improvements to Kingswood, Liberty, and Longhorn Parks! The contractor is currently in the plan review process, and neighbors can expect to see construction activity on the sites in Spring 2020.




    A contract has been awarded for improvements to Kingswood, Liberty, and Longhorn Parks! The contractor is currently in the plan review process, and neighbors can expect to see construction activity on the sites in Spring 2020.




  • New Creative Playground Dedicated on March 30

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    about 1 year ago

    On March 30, 2019, Cedar Hill families came together to celebrate the opening of the new creative playground at Virginia Weaver Park.



    On March 30, 2019, Cedar Hill families came together to celebrate the opening of the new creative playground at Virginia Weaver Park.



  • Volunteers Needed for Community Build at Virginia Weaver Park

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    over 1 year ago

    After a public design process in 2018, the final design of the creative playground was approved and engineering and construction plans are in progress. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019, and there are multiple opportunities for community involvement.

    Volunteer

    The original playground was built by the community, and community will have the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of the new structure. Community volunteers are needed from March 1 to 3. Adults and children age 10 and up are welcome (Children aged 10-14 must work alongside a parent). Visit cedarhilltx.com/playgroundvolunteer to sign up.

    Purchase a Picket

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    After a public design process in 2018, the final design of the creative playground was approved and engineering and construction plans are in progress. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019, and there are multiple opportunities for community involvement.

    Volunteer

    The original playground was built by the community, and community will have the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of the new structure. Community volunteers are needed from March 1 to 3. Adults and children age 10 and up are welcome (Children aged 10-14 must work alongside a parent). Visit cedarhilltx.com/playgroundvolunteer to sign up.

    Purchase a Picket

    Support this project by purchasing a personalized fence picket! Pickets, made of 100% recycled plastic, will surround the new creative playground. Individual pickets may be purchased for $100 and can accommodate 22 characters. Learn more or purchase your picket at cedarhilltx.com/playground


  • Join Us for a Party in the Park on January 26!

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    over 1 year ago

    Get to know your neighbors and visit with city officials at this FREE family event. Enjoy food, drinks, and games and stay for the re-dedication of the Calf Pasture Park Playground. Find more event information on our facebook page.


    Get to know your neighbors and visit with city officials at this FREE family event. Enjoy food, drinks, and games and stay for the re-dedication of the Calf Pasture Park Playground. Find more event information on our facebook page.


  • Construction on Bradford Park Improvements to Begin in Spring 2019

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    over 1 year ago

    The signature gazebo at Bradford Park has hosted many neighborhood and community gatherings with hundreds of attendees. The gazebo will be replaced with one similar to the photo below. Construction on the gazebo and other amenities is expected to begin in Spring 2019.


    The signature gazebo at Bradford Park has hosted many neighborhood and community gatherings with hundreds of attendees. The gazebo will be replaced with one similar to the photo below. Construction on the gazebo and other amenities is expected to begin in Spring 2019.


  • Virginia Weaver Park Selected as Site for Community Outdoor Pool

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    over 1 year ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback on site options for the community outdoor pool. Over the course of several months, input was gathered through public community meetings, aquatics stakeholder meetings, surveys of current pool users, meetings of the Parks and Community Development Corporation (CDC) boards, and open comment on this platform (Let's Talk Cedar Hill).

    Considering public input and analysis of the site options, Virginia Weaver Park was selected as the site of the future community outdoor pool based on connectivity to the trail network, proximity to residential population, and other factors. The next step for the project is to...

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on site options for the community outdoor pool. Over the course of several months, input was gathered through public community meetings, aquatics stakeholder meetings, surveys of current pool users, meetings of the Parks and Community Development Corporation (CDC) boards, and open comment on this platform (Let's Talk Cedar Hill).

    Considering public input and analysis of the site options, Virginia Weaver Park was selected as the site of the future community outdoor pool based on connectivity to the trail network, proximity to residential population, and other factors. The next step for the project is to engage a design team to complete construction documents.

    The existing pool at Crawford Park will remain operational as the new pool is constructed. The city will pursue master planning exercises with the park's stakeholders to determine future improvements to that park.

  • Library Site Advisory Committee Concludes Work

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    over 1 year ago

    n August 2018, the Library Site Advisory Committee concluded their efforts with a final recommendation for the site of the new public library. The City is currently in negotiations to purchase the site and will announce the future location once negotiations are finalized.

    Committee Members Describe Their Experience

    “The experience that I gained out of the library site selection process has been very objective, the large group allows for more diverse thinking. In addition, it promoted more solidarity within the group.“

    “The due diligence that we’ve done is looking for a site that meets the requirements.”

    “The natural beauty of...

    n August 2018, the Library Site Advisory Committee concluded their efforts with a final recommendation for the site of the new public library. The City is currently in negotiations to purchase the site and will announce the future location once negotiations are finalized.

    Committee Members Describe Their Experience

    “The experience that I gained out of the library site selection process has been very objective, the large group allows for more diverse thinking. In addition, it promoted more solidarity within the group.“

    “The due diligence that we’ve done is looking for a site that meets the requirements.”

    “The natural beauty of Cedar Hill has made it difficult to pick a site.“

    “We are committed to meeting the objectives of bringing the outside in.”

    “Our library helps us maintain our culture and community spirit.”



  • Personalized Fence Pickets Available

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    almost 2 years ago

    Support this project by purchasing a personalized fence picket! Pickets, made of 100% recycled plastic, will surround the new creative playground. Individual pickets may be purchased for $100 and can accommodate 22 characters. Learn more or purchase your picket at cedarhilltx.com/playground(External link)

    Support this project by purchasing a personalized fence picket! Pickets, made of 100% recycled plastic, will surround the new creative playground. Individual pickets may be purchased for $100 and can accommodate 22 characters. Learn more or purchase your picket at cedarhilltx.com/playground(External link)