2017 year in review
Cedar Park Austin San Antonio
(96,900 including ETJ)
Bachelorâ€™s Degree or Higher3
Average Household Income2
Average Home $306,637 Value of Williamson and Travis Counties
1. Sources: ESRI; U.S. Census Bureau 2. Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017 3. Sources: ESRI; U.S. Census Bureau, Applied Geographic Solutions
INTRODUCTION If the year 2017 in Cedar Park had a theme, it was a Connected Community. Our community members are connected to more places than ever to work, shop and dine in Cedar Park. They’re connected by open corridors that move them freely through town – thanks to the many transportation projects we’ve completed so far and are planning for the future. And they’re connected to one another through our many community activities and unique family-friendly environment.
While Cedar Park has regularly ranked in the Top 25 fastest-growing cities over the past several years, the planning for this steady population growth has been guided, thoughtful and deliberate. Our leaders have stewarded it with a shared vision for a community-centered future. The results have been astounding, and the best is yet to come. Cedar Park continues to land on nationallypublished lists of top places in the country to live. We know that safety is paramount to a high quality of life in any community. We’re proud to say that Cedar Park garnered more public safety accolades in 2017 than in any other previous year. Cedar Park made it on SafeHome.org’s 2017 list of the Safest Cities in the US and ranked No. 5 in Texas. Furthermore, Cedar Park made the 25th percentile of SafeHome.org’s Top 101 Safest Cities in the United States and was ranked fifth in Texas. We were also included in LendEdu’s and SafeWise’s lists of Safest
Cities in Texas in 2017. Other factors, including affordability, economic health, education and overall quality of life ranked Cedar Park Number 8 in NerdWallet’s Best Small Cities for Families. All of these rankings are independent and unsolicited. Our current budget brings a continued investment in safety, transportation and community enrichment projects. In 2017 we broke ground on several voter-approved bond projects including Fire Station Number 5, the New Hope Drive extension project and phase one reconstruction of Anderson Mill Road. The City started the engineering and design for the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project phase one to realign a portion of the highway and make intersection improvements. Major economic development wins marked 2017 with the grand opening of The Parke, 400,000 square foot retail development anchored by Whole Foods 365 and featuring top-notch retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field and Stream, DSW, Nordstrom Rack and more. The Grove brought high-end dining to Cedar Park and large-scale employers such as gas and liquid measurement device distributor Swagelok brought more high-paying jobs to our community. 2017 was bright, and 2018 is even brighter. The following pages showcase the year’s best moments and share some of what’s on the horizon for the City of Cedar Park.
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Brenda Eivens City Manager
City Manager’s message Cedar Park Works! With an ever-expanding range of amenities – from fun, new shopping, dining and outdoor recreation opportunities, to professional sports action and top-billed live entertainment – Cedar Park continues to attract people from across Central Texas and from all over the country. Our unique charm, safe community and exceptional quality of life have driven our steady population growth of 4.5 percent and consistently placed Cedar Park on the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of Top 25 FastestGrowing Cities. All of this, plus our lower-tax, lower-regulation environment, adds up to make Cedar Park a magnet for both new and established businesses. Whether you’re here for the exceptional sense of community, business-friendly climate or excellent schools Cedar Park offers, we consider it an honor and privilege to serve you. It’s you who drive us to provide the very best service, while keeping your property tax rate low. You have played a major role – by shopping and dining at our many new establishments as well as our well-established favorites. In 2017 alone, we saw a record $26.2 million in total sales tax revenue, which helped our City Council be able to decrease your property tax rate for the fifth consecutive year and set it at its lowest in 15 years. This is an exciting time for our community as we continue along the path of guided growth for a communitycentered future. We hope you’ll enjoy this opportunity to reflect on our big decisions in 2017 and see what’s on the horizon. The year 2017 was good for Cedar Park, and the best is yet to come.
Enjoy! Brenda Eivens, City Manager
Cedar Parkâ€™s growing business community continues to contribute to increased Sales Tax revenue. This helps fund various projects and services and helps keep our property tax rate low.
GENERAL FUND SALES TAX REVENUE $15 $12
Here are some budget highlights that show how your tax dollars are collected and used for City services.
As stewards of your public dollars we take great pride and responsibility in creating a City budget each year that helps make Cedar Park an even better place for you and your family. From providing important services such as public safety, to managing and funding necessary capital improvement projects, weâ€™re working to exceed your service level expectations while managing a low tax rate.
Property Tax Rate History Rate Per $100 Home Valuation
Cedar Park has been named one of the most desirable places to live. One of the safest places in Texas. One of the best places for business. And one of the best places to raise a family.
City Council adopted a tax rate of $0.45750 per every $100 of home valuation. This tax rate represents the lowest tax rate in 15 years and is the fifth consecutive year the City Council has lowered the tax rate.
Revenue in Millions
FY2018 Budget Highlights
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Total tax bill breakdown by taxing entity The charts below show how your property tax dollars are divided by taxing authorities based on the county and school district in which you reside. Leander ISD / Williamson County
Round Rock ISD / Williamson County
19.9% Round Rock ISD
Leander ISD Cedar Park
Leander ISD / Travis County
General fund revenues by sources General Fund revenues come from various sources. The largest source is property tax. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the Cityâ€™s tax rate by your assessed home value, which is assessed by the Central Appraisal District. The second largest source is sales tax, which is paid when a taxable purchase is made in Cedar Park.
Admin Franchise Services 9.4%
General fund Expenditures by function The chart shows how General Fund expenditures are divided by function. Over 50% of General Fund expenditures are spent on keeping Cedar Park safe!
Culture & Recreation
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*Figures reflect Fiscal Year 2017 performance measures.
M o re c onnections to work, shop a nd pl ay Destination Shopping and Dining
Cedar Park gets business. That’s why when The Parke, a 400,000 square foot retail at 183A and Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) opened in spring 2017, it was more than 95 percent leased. The development is anchored by the very first Whole Foods 365 store in Texas, along with Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nordstrom Rack. It features many new shopping and dining options including Chuy’s, Red Robin, Talbots, Buy Buy Baby, Michael’s, Marshalls, DSW, Tuesday Morning, World Market, Forever 21, and Old Navy.
purchased the 30,000 square foot building and relocated its headquarters to Cedar Park in June. They employ 95 employees and have an estimated payroll of more than $5.8 million. The 25,000 square foot building was purchased by ClearCube Technology, a manufacturer of innovative centralized computing and desktop virtualization solutions, who moved into the building in December 2017. TIG Real Estate has now broken ground on four additional spec buildings (30,000 square feet each), which are anticipated to be ready for occupancy in summer 2018.
Cedar Park’s two co-working facilities continue to thrive, servicing the demand from a growing network of entrepreneurs in the area. T-Werx Coworking, a 5,000 square-food facility in La Jaita Business Park, offers an environment designed for entrepreneurs, independent workers and small businesses to work and collaborate. Hamlet Coworking, located on South Bell Boulevard Office Space offers more of a “coffee shop” atmosphere, providing a Our business-friendly, low tax/low regulation flexible and affordable spot for entrepreneurs to grow environment also continues to attract successful businesses their businesses. who need room to expand. In response to the growing need for spec office space in Cedar Park, TIG Real Estate completed construction on two speculative office More New Employers buildings (25,000 square feet and 30,000 square Visual Lighting Technology, a manufacturer of highfeet) at Scottsdale Crossing in early 2017. Revenue end LED and fiber optics lighting systems, relocated their Cycle Inc., a medical billing and consulting company, operations from California to Cedar Park this summer. Another fun addition to Cedar Park’s emerging restaurant scene is The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen. It opened in mid-2017 with its sister coffee shop Lola Savannah, at the southeast corner of RM 1431 and 183A – adjacent to the Woodhouse Day Spa.
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Visual Lighting Technologies
The company purchased a 20,000 square foot building in Hur Industrial Park where they currently employ 30 people. Swagelok, a distributor of gas and liquid measurement devices, is under construction on a 30,000 square foot distribution/sales and service facility valued at approximately $3.0 million in Brushy Creek Corporate Park. It is scheduled for completion in late spring 2018. Swagelok will employ 25 people with an estimated annual payroll of approximately $2.5 million. Innovative Funding Services, a financial services company, is building a 30,000 square foot office building in La Jaita Business Park. Innovative Funding Services will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park next spring. At full operation, the company will employ more than 200 people at their new Cedar Park facility. Fifteen Five Corporation will build a 20,000 square feet headquarters in two phases on Medical Parkway. The first phase is projected to be completed by late summer 2018. Fifteen Five will employ more than 100 people at full operation. Clear Cube has purchased the 25,000 square foot building at Scottsdale Crossing and is finishing the building’s interior. Once the build-out is completed Clear Cube will relocate operations to the new building.
Wireless in the park Cedar Park unveiled free wireless access in one of the City’s most popular parks, Elizabeth Milburn Park. The service is a test/pilot program, in partnership with Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable). The park, located at 1905 Sun Chase Boulevard, is home to the City’s annual July Fourth Celebration that is attended by thousands of people.
The City and Spectrum tested the new system during the 2017 July Fourth Celebration which saw more than 1,800 connections to the system.
We are excited to welcome these new additions and expansions to the Cedar Park business community, and look forward to welcoming more businesses and creating more jobs in Cedar Park this coming year. 17
Community-centered Safety Public safety is key to your quality of life and we are proud that, year after year, Cedar Park is ranked one of the safest cities of similar size in Texas and in the U.S. You play a major role, with our Police Department and Fire Department in keeping Cedar Park safe.
consecutive year. In 2017 we earned Second in Texas and 20th in the Nation among cities of similar size.
The Cedar Park Police Department holds Recognized Agency Status through the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Recognition Program and continued working in 2017 towards becoming an Police The Cedar Park Police Department partners with accredited agency through the Commission on Law community members and continues to build strong Enforcement Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and lasting relationships with our neighborhoods and (CALEA). communities throughout Cedar Park. It’s what we call community policing - and it works. It’s evident from the It’s an exciting time for the Cedar Park Police Department, growing level of participation each year in our Citizens which started construction on the Police Department Police Academy and Junior Police Academy summer Building Expansion in 2017, a voter-approved bond camp for kids - in which community members gain hands- project. It is slated for completion in 2018. And our on experience of what it’s like to be a police officer Police keep finding new ways to leverage technology to Together, in partnership with our community members, keep our community and our officers safe. In late 2017 the Cedar Park Police Department’s National Night Out City Council approved a grant to allow them obtain Program has been nationally ranked for the past six a special SWAT robot to help them closely examine
threats in an active crime scene without putting an officer in harm’s way. And with tools like Smart911, an online portal which allows you to create a household profile for first responders and the Tip411 app which allows you to submit anonymous crime tips and receive nonemergency information via your smartphone, it’s fair to say we’re on the cutting edge of fighting crime.
The motto of our Fire Department is “service through excellence.” The Cedar Park Fire Department is nationally and internationally accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, and Cedar Park has retained its Class 1 ISO rating from the Insurance Services Office. This rating is based on the quality of our fire department, our city’s water supply and hydrant locations, communication systems, building codes and building inspection programs.
With a core belief that fire prevention begins with early education that is taken home and shared with the family, our firefighters visit area elementary schools each year and teach young students valuable fire safety skills through their HEATS Program (Helping Educate About Today’s Fire Safety). In 2017 we broke ground on two voter-approved bond projects that included the Fire Station Number 5 to service the north-central/northeast portions of town and the finish-out of the Fire Administration Building on the City Hall Campus. The Fire Administration building was completed in November 2017; Fire Station Number 5 is planned to be finished in fall 2018.
Under Construction Under Design Future Bond Project
2015 bond update From groundbreakings to ribbon cuttings, the City is making strong progress on several transportation and public safety projects as part of the bonds authorized by voters in the November 2015 bond election. In August of 2016 the City began the first series of projects and funding for the 2015 Bond Program. Fiscal Year 2018 includes the second series of funding for projects included in the bond program, with an estimated takedown of $30.6M.
installation of new water and wastewater lines and the extension of Arrow Point Drive.
B Arterial and Collector Overlay Project $4.34 million
The City of Cedar Park is committed to providing you the best driving surfaces and getting the most out of our investment in our roads. That’s why we are investing bond funds in the Arterial Overlay Project. The arterial overlay smooths streets and significantly extends their lifespan. We started this bond-funded project in 2016, completing several major streets. In 2017, we completed:
Here’s a look at how some of those projects are coming along:
A New Hope Drive (Cottonwood Creek to
Ronald Reagan Boulevard) $8.2 million
Construction began in late summer 2017 and is anticipated to be complete in late summer 2018. The New Hope Drive extension project will provide additional capacity for east-west traffic through the city and consists of four lanes, a raised median a 10-foot wide shared use path (sidewalk), street lighting, signal at Ronald Reagan Boulevard, the
Buttercup Creek Boulevard from Nelson Ranch Road to US 183, Cedar Hills Boulevard from Lakeline Blvd. to Bagdad Road, Cluck Creek Road from Park Street to Cypress Creek Road, and Nelson Ranch Road from Buttercup Creek Boulevard to Cypress Creek Road. We plan to take down another $1.5 million in bond funds in 2018, to continue this important street rehabilitation and maintenance project. Future roads to receive the overlay are being evaluated.
C Design of New Hope Drive from Ronald Reagan to Sam Bass Road $3.33 million for design
Design of New Hope Drive from Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Sam Bass Road was well underway in 2017. The City has not identified a source of funds for the construction of this project. However, completing the design gives the City a “shovel ready” project that would potentially be a good candidate for Federal funding assistance to construct the improvements.
D Fire Station Number 5 $4 million
Construction began in September 2017 on Fire Station Number 5 and is anticipated to be complete in fall 2018. Fire Station Number 5 is a 2015 Bond-Funded Capital Improvements Project (CIP) that will construct an approximately 13,250 square feet facility to house both City of Cedar Park Fire Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The project is located near the intersection of Cottonwood Creek Trail and La Jaita Drive at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. The land for the fire station was donated by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in 2014. It will service the fast-growing northeast and north central portions of town.
Police Department Building Phase 2 Expansion
$6.8 million Construction started in winter 2017 on the Police Department Building Phase 2 Expansion. It includes a renovation and addition to the existing Police Department Building located at 911 Quest Parkway. It consists of a 12,200 square feet one story building which connects to the existing building via an enclosed corridor. The existing building will receive interior renovations to create an evidentiary vehicle processing bay, modify the abandoned holding cells to accommodate additional evidence workspace, expand the women’s locker room, and create additional space for department employees on the second floor. Additionally, on-street parking will be added to Discovery Boulevard in order to provide more accessibility to the front door. This project is expected to be complete in winter 2018.
G Lakeline Park (future bond project)
Bond funds were taken down in 2017 to begin the planning and community outreach this year for the development of Lakeline Park, a 115-acre park located west of Bell Boulevard and south of Little Elm Trail. The City plans to take down $3.5 million in 2018 for the design and construction of the park that is proposed to blend both active and passive uses. Details of these uses will be discussed throughout the master planning process beginning spring 2018.
H Anderson Mill Road Phase I
The Anderson Mill Road (Phase I) Reconstruction Project began in early January 2017. It consists of the reconstruction of Anderson Mill Road from RM 1431 south to approximately Gaspar Bend. When finished, Anderson Mill Road will be realigned in several locations and constructed as the full fourlane section on both the north and south ends of the project and two lanes of a future four lane section towards the middle portion of the project, including turn lanes at various driveways and intersections. On the horizon: The City plans to take down $8.7 million in bond funds for the Anderson Mill Road Project Phase II, which will include road expansion and improvements from Cypress Creek Road to Zepplin Road and from RM 1431 to the TravisWilliamson county line.
I 1431 Gap Project
The Texas Department of Transportation has been hard-at-work in 2017, expanding Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) from four to six lanes between Market Street and Cottonwood Creek Trail. This will match the current six-lane East Whitestone Boulevard Pass-Through project from Market Street to Sam Bass Road. The Pass-Through Project, which included the new Continuous Flow Intersection, was completed by the City of Cedar Park, Williamson County and TxDOT in 2016. This additional 1431 Gap Project is scheduled for completion in early 2019, so you can anticipate even more travel time improvements along Cedar Park’s major east-west thoroughfare.
to Learn more about construction projects visit: www.cedarparktexas.gov/construction
Fa mily place libraries The Cedar Park Public Library strives to be the “Library of Yes” - engaging, exciting and entertaining families across our community. For the fifth consecutive year, the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association has chosen the Cedar Park Public Library for its Library Excellence Award.
The Cedar Park Public Library is in its second year of participating in a national initiative called Family Place Libraries. The program is geared towards supporting young children and their families/caregivers by embracing the valuable role of play in early learning and early literacy. The Cedar Park Public Library is excited to continue bringing this initiative to our community, as Cedar Park has so many young families who benefit from the program. The initiative also transitions the role of the library from a “quiet place just for books” to a community hub where people can come for all kinds of educational and recreational resources. In 2017, the Cedar Park Public Library began offering Sensory Storytime to children to children ages 8 and under, who are on the autism spectrum, are sensitive to sensory overload or have sensory integration issues. The program has been immensely successful and well-attended.
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) Launch Cedar Park water utility customers are now able to take a deeper dive into their water bills, with the 2017 launch of the new secured online customer portal, YoureRunningTheSH2Ow.com. The portal, which works in conjunction with newly-installed digital water meters, allows customers to create an account and see their hourly water usage. It also allows customers to detect water waste (including leaks and continuous flow) and set customized alerts. About 1,500 customers have signed up for the portal so far, and that list grows every day.
Be ll boulevard Big things are happening with the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project. Phase One, the road realignment portion, is well underway. This first phase is the major infrastructure component
of the project. It will re-align Bell Boulevard east, closer to the railroad tracks, as well as improve intersections for safety and mobility. During 2017 the City continued the engineering, design and right-of-way acquisition for Phase One, and is coordinating with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to develop the final scope for the project. While there are many more steps to this overall redevelopment effort beyond the road design phase, this project will ultimately transform Bell Boulevard into a vibrant mixed-use destination with retail establishments, residential units, and office spaces. In November 2017 more than 400 people participated in the Bell Boulevard Public Workshop and returned more than 1,000 online poll responses – helping to define the “Heart of Bell Boulevard” by sharing their opinions of what the overall character of the Bell Boulevard District should be. This feedback will help the City and development partner in delivering a project reflecting the community’s vision. Attendees were given a brief presentation with updates on the road project aspects, the development efforts and the park that will be located within the Bell Boulevard District. They visited stations, in which they learned more about specific aspects of the project and shared their interactive feedback through activities such as a “dot exercise” to demonstrate their preferences for the development’s look and feel. The design, permitting and right-of-way acquisition process is expected to last until the end of 2018. Construction is currently anticipated to begin in 2019. The City will continue engaging stakeholders and involving the community throughout the process – and given the high level of public interest we’ve seen so far, the development is sure to reflect the community’s vision of placemaking and transforming Bell Boulevard into a true destination!
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Informed. involved. Engaged. We’re working every day to make connections with you, our residents and business owners, to foster even better relations between the community and their government. Whether it’s making new friendships or nurturing
old ones, we value the unique perspective you offer so that we have a deeper understanding of issues of importance to the community. That’s why we created a new Community Affairs Department in 2017 – and it’s already paid off in dividends.
A shining example of the work of the newly-created Community Affairs Division is the organization of several well-attended meetings that were held in the fall. One series of town hall meetings was for the City’s new proposed approach to tackling stormwater drainage in Cedar Park to which more than 200 people attended. From the thousands of residents who take part in our various public input opportunities to the tens of thousands who attend our events each year, we pride ourselves in being a community-focused organization and look forward to our continued commitment to keep you informed, involved and engaged.
A dedication to honor The City of Cedar Park continues its tradition of honoring veterans and their families at Veterans Memorial Park. In
mid-2017 the Cedar Park City Council approved a statue depicting a U.S. Marine serving in the Korean War. At the time of this publication it is in production. It will join a World War I Doughboy sculpture and a World War II Naval Commander sculpture already installed just north of the Veterans Memorial at the park. Proposed designs for a Vietnam War statue are currently underway to present to the Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment Board to make recommendations to City Council in 2018.
In September 2017, the American Legion Post 911 in Cedar Park dedicated a monument to honor Gold Star Families – those who have lost a loved one in military service. The monument was placed at the Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park as part of an effort by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Gold Star Families Foundation to build at least one Gold Star Families monument in each of the 50 states. Williams happens to be the last surviving United States Marine Corps WWII veteran to receive the Medal of Honor from the United States Congress. The monument in Cedar Park is the first and only of its kind in Texas.
Cedar park sculpture garden Opened in 2013, the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden is located next to the Cedar Park Recreation Center at 1435 Main Street in Cedar Park. The Sculpture Garden is an exhibit of sculptures that are on an annual rotating display. The 2017 collection features 12 sculptures by Texas artists Ralph Moresco, Anthony St. James, George Sabra, Cindy Debold, Bob Coffee, Dan Pogue, Siri Dehipitiya, Warren Cullar and Eva Hemmi. The sculptures’ media range from bronze, to aluminum, to wood, glass and cement.
All That Jazz Warren Cullar
Gotcha Bird with Fish
Meet Me at the Texas Lily
Anthony St. James
Joie de Vivre
In and Out of the Box
Dancer 2012 & Dancer 2014
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halloween in the hall Each Halloween, the Cedar Park City Hall Campus is transformed into a virtual “haunted house” with hundreds of young ghouls and goblins strolling through to get their fill of treats. This past year marked the 6th annual Halloween in the Hall and proved to be the most elaborate event so far. Departmental décor ranged from Sesame Street to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle, with Police, Fire and Public Works departments bringing a squad car, fire truck and heavy construction equipment for children to climb on and inspect. Halloween in the Hall is not only a fun event for the kids, but also a great way to invite parents into their City Hall.
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MyCedarParkBudget.com is your interactive site that highlights the City of Cedar Park’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and shows you where your tax dollars are going and why. Here, you’ll find everything from explanations of how property taxes work, to why it’s important to make sure you “Got it in Cedar Park.” You can even MyCedarParkBudget.com use our nifty tool in the section “How are Your Tax Dollars Used” to see a general breakdown of what services you pay for in Cedar Park based on the assessed value of your home. Visit MyCedarParkBudget.com to learn about Cedar Park’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.
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Published on Feb 1, 2018