New Library, Museum & Signature Park

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Building Our Future

On July 9, 2022 the City Council and community members gathered to break ground on Cedar Hill's new, state of the art Library, Museum, & Signature Park! This project will bring new opportunities for businesses, families, and the entire community. Construction is now underway with the Grand Opening set for 2024. #BuildingOurFuture

Background Information
In November 2017, voters overwhelmingly approved a bond proposition to fund a new public library that would meet current and future needs for businesses and entrepreneurs, children and teens, and the broader community. The new library would be four times the size of the existing building and provide for new technology, flexible program space, and community meeting rooms.

In 2018, the City Council appointed a Site Advisory Committee to evaluate potential locations for the new library. The committee recommended the library be built adjacent to the new signature park near Pioneer Trail and Uptown Blvd. The Library, Museum and Signature Park site highlights the natural beauty of Cedar Hill. The site backs up to Bentle Branch creek with unique topography and natural amenities. The project, located in the heart of the Midtown District, will serve as a catalyst for high-quality pedestrian-oriented development that offers unique shops, dining, cultural attractions, and living opportunities.

On July 9, 2022 the City Council and community members gathered to break ground on Cedar Hill's new, state of the art Library, Museum, & Signature Park! This project will bring new opportunities for businesses, families, and the entire community. Construction is now underway with the Grand Opening set for 2024. #BuildingOurFuture

Background Information
In November 2017, voters overwhelmingly approved a bond proposition to fund a new public library that would meet current and future needs for businesses and entrepreneurs, children and teens, and the broader community. The new library would be four times the size of the existing building and provide for new technology, flexible program space, and community meeting rooms.

In 2018, the City Council appointed a Site Advisory Committee to evaluate potential locations for the new library. The committee recommended the library be built adjacent to the new signature park near Pioneer Trail and Uptown Blvd. The Library, Museum and Signature Park site highlights the natural beauty of Cedar Hill. The site backs up to Bentle Branch creek with unique topography and natural amenities. The project, located in the heart of the Midtown District, will serve as a catalyst for high-quality pedestrian-oriented development that offers unique shops, dining, cultural attractions, and living opportunities.

  • Welcome to the Library, Museum, and Signature Park Site

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  • Celebrating a Momentous Occasion - July 9, 2022

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    It was so special to celebrate with everyone at our Groundbreaking event! The new state-of-the-art Library, Museum, & Signature Park will bring new opportunities for businesses, families, and the entire community. We can't wait to see it come to fruition! As we continue to make progress on this project, check back here to stay updated. #BuildingOurFuture

  • What Are You Most Excited About When it Comes to the Library?

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    As we get things ready for our upcoming Library, Museum, & Signature Park Groundbreaking Block Party on July 9 we're getting excited about what the new Library will provide for our community. What are YOU most excited about?? If you haven't seen the virtual tour of the space watch it here: https://youtu.be/KgqQNoI52OA

  • Countdown to the Groundbreaking

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    The Library, Museum, & Signature Park Groundbreaking Block Party is now 2 WEEKS AWAY! Spread the word We can't wait to begin #BuildingOurFuture

  • Cedar Hill City Council and CHISD School Board Invite You

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    Are you a fan of the Library? Cedar Hill City Council & CHISD School Board invite you to join us at the Library, Museum, & Signature Park Groundbreaking Block Party on July 9 Full details here: https://www.cedarhilltx.com/2912/Groundbreaking-Block-Party


  • We Can't Wait to Begin #BuildingOurFuture

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    Groundbreaking on Cedar Hill's new Library, Museum, & Signature Park is ONE MONTH away 🎈🎉 We are SO excited to share a virtual tour of the space with you ahead of the Block Party happening on July 9, 9 am-noon! This will be a HUGE community celebration to officially break ground on the project. Enjoy free food, family activities, giveaways, and more.

    Stay tuned for more details!



  • Senior Center Grand Re-opening

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    Let's celebrate our renovations with a grand re-opening party at the active Senior Community Center.

  • What is the 3rd Place?

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    After gathering the broad public input, the design team translated the feedback on materials and functionality desired and created a library design that aligns with the community’s priorities. This was a tall task. Our community asked that the library be the 3rd Place which is the intersection of home and community, where everyone is welcomed. The 1st and 2nd place is typically home and work/school respectively.

  • Brainstorming with the Community

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    The library vision word cloud came directly from the community, they continue to be engaged online and offline. We had workshops with Mayor’s Teen Council and with the Citizens Design Committee, gathered feedback from our senior community, conducted community fun day to gather input from all ages, hosted drive thru Feel Good Fridays where the community gave us feedback on the top priorities for the library and park and hosted pop up surveys at the parks throughout Cedar Hill to get feedback.


  • Keeping it Wild at the Library in a Park

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    The library site was the top choice of the community, the 2017 Citizens Site Selection committee reviewed sites throughout the community and selected this location. The location was selected because it aligned with the guiding principles- bringing the outside in, keeping it wild, operational effectiveness, and sustainability. We invite you to check out the Library in a Park Concept which is an illustrative picture of the future Library in a Park.

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