Posted on: October 14, 2014

City seeks residents' input on City Center development

To benefit from transit-oriented development planning is happening now to strategically position the city's center, from south of historic downtown to Uptown Village on the north.
This workshop is a project of the North Central Texas Council of Governments in cooperation with the City of Cedar Hill and Smart Growth America, the only national organization dedicated to bringing smart growth practices to more communities.
“Smart Growth America is committed to providing the tools and training to help community leaders keep their cities and towns livable, sustainable and vital places,” said Roger Millar, vice president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute. “We look forward to engaging Cedar Hill community members in a discussion of how they can use zoning to encourage development consistent with their community vision that is also complementary to the future transit station in order to leverage the station’s impact on quality of life in the community.”
The city’s project is based on the City Center Vision Plan, developed in 2010, which capitalizes on a future rail station, the city’s natural and historic assets, and the site’s potential to be transformed into a true mixed-use and pedestrian friendly environment.
The smart growth assistance program, made possible through a five-year Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities, seeks to develop local planning solutions that help communities grow in ways that benefit families and businesses, while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.
As a national leader in the field, Smart Growth America has accumulated extensive experience working with communities to help them use land strategically, make the most of existing resources and invest strategically to catalyze private development.

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