The Destination Bell Boulevard redevelopment project is one of the City of Cedar Park’s major focus areas in the improvement and revitalization of the Bell Boulevard corridor (US Highway 183). Bell Blvd is the main north south roadway through Cedar Park. With the completion of the 183 Toll, some traffic was alleviated from passing traffic though Cedar Park. However, for local traffic, Bell Blvd is still a well traveled roadway.
Many businesses along Bell Blvd have been there for decades while others have come and gone. The stretch of Bell Blvd between Cypress Creek Road and Whitestone Blvd has no real sense of identity and does not create a welcoming, community oriented environment. Since Bell Blvd in primarily a through traffic roadway, it has never been considered as a destination to locals. This is something the City of Cedar Park hopes to address with the proposed redevelopment along with creating a vibrate center of commerce for local business owners.
The planning process started in 2014, with input from local residents, business owners, developers and City of Cedar Park officials. Based on the studies conducted and local feedback, a master redevelopment plan was presented to the City Council and adopted in August of 2015. See the Full Master Plan here. Since then, the City has been working to bring this vision to reality.
Stay tuned as this project develops.