In 2014, the process begins to create the Bell Blvd. Redevelopment Master Plan. In 2019, the City of Cedar Park Council votes to approve RedLeaf as the Master Developer finalist for the Bell District.
The relocation of the utilities begin, setting the stage for the realignment of Bell Boulevard to begin in the summer of 2020. Construction is anticipated to last thru late 2021.
Following a full year of negotiations, a comprehensive, long-term Master Development Agreement (MDA) is reached between the City of Cedar Park and RedLeaf.
Phase 1: Creation of public amenities, including green space, a new library, restaurants and a social hub as well as two blocks of high-density residential buildings with ground floor retail and two parking garages.
Phase II: Creation of additional commercial, professional office and residential development including urban brownstones – which bring the opportunity for home ownership to the District.
PROJECT HISTORY & TIMELINE
Thank you for your interest in the Bell District. At full build-out, the 50-acre Bell District is anticipated to include approximately 16 acres of greenspace, the City of Cedar Park’s new library, a park and social hub, restaurants, multiple blocks of high-density residential, some with ground-floor retail, professional office space and individually-owned urban brownstones. Here are some key milestones of its past, present and future:
PROJECT VISION & FEATURES
The vision for the Bell District redevelopment was created through an extensive public engagement process, involving the entire Cedar Park community as well as surrounding neighbors and property owners. The City of Cedar Park and RedLeaf have joined together to replace the existing buildings and structures in an area along Bell Boulevard and transform it into a vibrant pedestrian-oriented mixed-use district that serves as a central gathering place for the City of Cedar Park where residents of the community can enjoy a “Live, Work, Play” lifestyle.
Site Size & Location:
50 acres in the heart of Cedar Park, west of Bell Blvd. from just south of W. Park St. to just north of Buttercup Creek Blvd.
16 acres of green space, or about a third of the project.
Creation of public amenities, including the green space featuring the new library, park, restaurants and a social hub – a special place that allows for a variety of community events such as farmers markets, performances and small festivals that allow residents to interact with one another and actively engage in their community.
Creation of two blocks of high-density residential buildings with ground floor retail and two parking garages. It also consists of additional commercial, professional office and residential development including urban brownstones – which bring the opportunity for home ownership to the District.
RedLeaf is honored to serve as the Master Developer of the Bell Boulevard District. We understand the value of meaningful experiences and personal connections, so we aim to create inclusive spaces that strengthen communities in this manner. Our successful track-record partnering with other forward-thinking communities enables us to envision and execute the future of this project.
Other notable developments in the Central Texas area:
Master Developer and partner with Austin Community College in a public-private partnership to redevelop Highland Mall in Austin
Master Developer for the City of Austin Planning and Development Center in Highland
Co-developer of La Frontera Plaza in Round Rock
Prior to forming RedLeaf, Founder and Principal Matt Whelan was responsible for the $2 billion Mueller Redevelopment while working for Catellus Development Corp.
More information about us can be found by clicking here. We greatly appreciate the community's confidence in our abilities to see this project through to fruition.
The RedLeaf Team
RedLeaf team at Highland, an example of another project it's redeveloping.
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For Frequently Asked Questions, click here. Additionally, the City of Cedar Park has a wonderful website, found here, that offers an in-depth overview of this project's history, community engagement process and more details about the project and its timeline.