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Located in the beautiful hill country environment of Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill, Texas is the natural choice for those who want big city amenities with small town charm.
Cedar Hill offers exceptional services and quality of life from all spectrums, including nationally-recognized schools, award-winning parks and recreation facilities, and a regional shopping destination. Ease of connectivity to the region, availability of freight rail, and abundant well-educated human capital promote growth and profitability in a wide range of business sectors, including retail, business services, and manufacturing.
Cedar Hill’s natural beauty, prime location, and excellent city services offer the perfect place to live, work, and play.
Cedar Hill, Texas, is a thriving suburb located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in an area known as the Hill Country. The city is an up-and-coming ecotourism destination thanks to its lush, tree-lined rolling hills and wide-open green space.
As the Metroplex grows, so does Cedar Hill, experiencing a 64 percent increase in its population since 2000. To protect its natural beauty, unique ecosystem, and open spaces for generations to come, Cedar Hill leaders created the Growing Green program.
The program has three goals: to build in-house expertise in sustainability, to optimize government’s energy use and reduce emissions, and to plan for the long term. It has guided elected and appointed city leaders in incorporating environmentally conscious practices into their strategic planning and operations.
In 2003, Cedar Hill’s leaders established a public-private partnership that preserved the Blackland Prairie ecosystem, home to more than 14 endangered species of birds.
In 2011, adding to a growing list of accomplishments, the city council adopted its first five-year sustainability action plan to promote renewable energy, public transportation, open space, water conservation, and solid waste and recycling services.
That same year, the city used $1 million in funding from the Department of Energy and Oncor to install a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its government center. The system generates 210,030 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, for savings of more than $21,000.
Later that year, the city used a $50,000 State Energy Conservation Office grant to add wind power, with the installation of a turbine.
In 2012, the city and its partner Waste Management replaced every single-family home’s 19-gallon recycling bin with a 96-gallon cart and reduced trash collection to weekly. Recycling increased by 258 percent the first quarter; since the program’s inception, nearly 20,000 tons of residential recycling materials have been diverted from landfill.
Also in 2012, the city council adopted a master plan to preserve 20 percent of the city’s landmass as open space, more than double the national average for the most populous cities.
Most recently, Cedar Hill used a $300,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to replace all water meters with automatic readers, eliminating meter-reading routes.
Staff have learned three lessons from the Growing Green Program:
The Aa2 rating reflects a moderately sized and growing tax base, and a stable financial position with favorable reserves that benefit from additional liquidity housed outside the core operating funds. The rating also reflects a stable management team, income indicators that are favorable compared to the nation and debt obligations that have reduced substantially but remain above the median for similarly rated peers. Favorably, the city's pension profile is modest with a strong history of demonstrated commitment to making pension payments at a rate that should result in the reduction of the pension liability over time.
Construction began in September 2017 on the widening of US-67, from Belt Line Road to IH-20, to provide congestion relief and operations improvements to the US-67 corridor. The six-mile project includes widening of the existing 4-lane roadway to a 6-lane roadway and the installation of Texas U-turns at FM 1382 and at Belt Line Road. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Design and construction of this project is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
For additional information regarding the US-67 Widening, please click here to access the Texas Department of Transportation's project information page and project fact sheet. General project information is included in a November 13, 2017, presentation made by TxDOT.
US 67 Overnight Ramp and Main Lane Closures
During the construction project, various overnight ramp and main lane closures may occur. These temporary closures are generally scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. During this time period all traffic lanes and entrance and exit ramps are anticipated to be open during normal daylight hours.
The Dallas County FY 2014 CDBG Program, was approved by the City Council on March 24, 2015, and included a project for new sidewalks and ramps along west of South Clark Road, near Belt Line Road. This project consisted of the design and construction of 7 new ramps, and over 600 linear feet of sidewalks. This project was part of the ADA Transition Plan for the City of Cedar Hill.