City Center Plan

The City Center Plan is a specific area plan dedicated to transforming Cedar Hill's City Center into a more walkable, mixed-use destination with a sense of place. Included in this phase of the City Center Plan, is a refinement of the circulatory/roadway framework; adjustments of the urban development to occur; a 10 year market assessment and an illustrative plan which graphically depicts how the City Center concepts may layout.  The final chapter suggests a mobility concept plan and implementation strategy which outlines the next steps needed to be taken towards a walkable community.

City Center Development Code Assessment and Outline (Download PDF copy of report)
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This Assessment and Outline identifies the current regulations that hinder property from developing as contemplated by the City Center Development Plan, offers solutions and describes the organization of the new zoning codes.
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August 18, 2016, Presentation of City Center Development Code Assessment and Outline

At 6:00 PM, August 18th in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Cedar Hill Government Center, Clarion, the consultants hired by the city to help draft new zoning regulations that will implement the concepts contained in the City Center Development Plan, will present their findings of their site visit.  Please fill free to download a copy of this report.

April 7&8, 2016, Clarion conducts site visit and interview



Clarion, the consultants hired by the city to help draft new zoning regulations, conducted a site visit where they meet with the city project managers, staff, and other officials to discuss overall project goals and to finalize the project work plan and schedule.  The team also facilitated intensive discussions of zoning and land development issues with city staff, elected and appointed officials, Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), other boards and commissions, and key stakeholders (e.g. developers, neighborhood groups, realtors, etc.) to get a clear understanding of how the community desires the new districts to be developed.

March 31, 2015, City Council Briefing on Implementation of the City Center Plan


Rod Tyler, Planning Director, conducted a briefing to City Council on implementing the adopted City Center Development Plan.  The implementation of the City Center Plan revolves around 4 equally important areas: Regulatory Actions, Economic/Financing Strategies, Communication/Marketing and Projects.

As a high priority action, the City will update its current regulations and policy documents to incorporate the Development Plan’s concepts.  In regards to financing, the City will review all funding sources and partners in order to collectively work to achieve the desired results. It’s imperative for the City to communicate and facilitate development opportunities within the City Center area. Lastly, the City will identify and prioritize a list of catalytic public and private projects to encourage City Center investment.




May 8, 2014, Review Executive Summary and Discuss Smart Growth America Code Audit

The staff reviewed the Committee's Objective, progress the Committee has made, the Committee's Plan Recommendations and the Next Step - Code Audit.  Smart Growth America Code Audit is audits of local land use codes with respect to sustainability topics/issues.  The Committee selected 4 focus topics.  They were:  community health, urban agriculture, housing diversity and green infrastructure and water quality.  A copy of the presentation is available online.
 

March 13, 2014, Discuss Potential Changes of the Draft Plan


Committee discuss additions, changes and elimination of the Draft Plan and then discussed adoption.
 

February 13, 2014, Review & Continued Sticky Note Discussion Meeting


In this city Center meeting, the committee members jotted down things they liked most and least about the plan and placed them on the wall under the headings of Historic Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown.  Then notes of similar content were grouped together and discussed by the committee.  Also discussed potential City Center Capital Projects.  You can download a copy of that presentation here.
  

January 16, 2014, Sticky Note Discussion Meeting


At the last City Center meeting, Staff reviewed major elements of previous meetings over the last year. The committee members jotted down things they liked most and least about the plan and placed them on the wall under the headings of Historic Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown. Then notes of similar content were grouped together and discussed by the committee. 

These discussions lead to some very interesting incites. Unfortunately, we did not get finished so we need to pick-up where we left off. On the bright side, this also opens up the opportunity for all to add to your list and discuss at our February meeting. The following are the draft chapters of the City Center Development Plan discussed:

  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Vision Goals & Concept Diagram
  • Chapter 3 - Market Potential Overview
  • Chapter 4 - Development Plan
  • Chapter 5 - Mobility
  • Chapter 6 - Implementation
  • Chapter 7 - Appendix
The City Center illustrative plan is a graphic depiction of how the City Center concepts may layout. The project boundaries are Pleasant Run to the north, just below Tidwell to the south, U.S. 67 to the east, and the BNSF railway to the west, as depicted in the map.
City Center Action Plan graphic