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Have you heard of the Destination Bell Project? It is a really exciting concept, aimed at creating an identity and gathering spot for the area surrounding Bell Boulevard. The City of Cedar Park has commissioned an in-depth feasibility study for the redevelopment and revitalization of Bell Boulevard. Presently, committee members are gathering community feedback and expert input as to how best to utilize this heavily travelled commercial corridor.
One of the overarching themes that public input garnered was a need for a “destination and identity”. Cedar Park is home to a very diverse group of people, but the common sentiment was that this community prides itself on its small town and family-oriented feel. This project aims to preserve that while creating a gathering space and defining Cedar Park’s identity.
Why Bell Boulevard? Bell Boulevard has been hailed as the backbone of Cedar Park. It continues to be the primary north-south corridor for the city. Many people use this route to commute to work. Car traffic is increasing while pedestrian traffic is decreasing. The shopping centers have become dated and there is a lack of walkability. The area has become more a place to pass through rather than the vital community hub it should be. The vision if for this redevelopment is to have this area become a destination and gathering place, “fostering a sense of identity for Cedar Park”. It is also hoped to be a draw for people outside of Cedar Park. Revitalizing this commercial corridor, turning it into a thriving family-friendly destination with its own unique identity and charm.
Proposed ideas for this project include a walkable mixed use development with a hike and bike trail and preserved open spaces and creek area that were accessible. Some have compared potential projects with other walkable mixed use development such as The Domain. However The Domain is very different because that began with a blank slate, while this project aims to incorporate existing businesses and create an eclectic assortment of businesses that are uniquely Cedar Park. It will have to incorporate the many mom-and-pops establishments that comprise the area. A development that would be more comparable to what Destination Bell is proposing would be The Triangle in Austin.
We are very excited about the future of Cedar Park! It is a dynamic community to call home and this project promises to create more opportunity for this area. We are proud to call this area home to one of Apache’s locations. We would love to help you call this area home too. Call 512-452-4799 or contact us here for any of your moving needs in Cedar Park or elsewhere! Click here for your free moving quote and 20% off your move!
For more information on the project check out Destination Bell’s website here.