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.

Q&A

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    A dog park is needed in this area, closest is 15-20 minutes away. One connected to the Tri-City Animal Shelter seems like a logical location. Has a dog park been included in the city plans, bond program or otherwise?

    RBWilson asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question. We’ve heard from several citizens that would enjoy an off-leash dog park. On an interim basis the Parks Department has hosted several pop-up dog parks to provide that opportunity.

    A permanent dog park is included in the long-term Parks Master Plan. It was not, however, identified as a top priority based on public input, and funding has not been identified for it. This year, the City has been going through a process to update the Master Plan. Thus far, a dog park has not risen on the priority list based on our public input meeting, but there will be an additional opportunity to comment on the plan on Let’s Talk in the next couple of months.