$263 million bond package would improve Dallas-area city’s streets, parks

February 15, 2024

Lewisville residents will vote on a $263.4 million bond measure that would improve the city’s streets, increase municipal parks and expand the local animal shelter and adoption center. Election day is May 4. Early voting runs between April 22 and 30. The city of Lewisville is 30 miles north of Dallas.

Many of the road projects are part of the Lewisville 2025 Big Move, Old Town initiative, a development plan launched in 2014 to support the city’s vision for growth and community identity.    

Proposition D would provide $198.9 million to support citywide street projects, including major arterial roadways, neighborhood reconstructions, storm drainage improvements and commercial grids. The city would use $32 million to upgrade Vista Ridge Street’s utility and drainage infrastructure. An additional $29.4 million would help provide utilities and upgrade drainage and sidewalks for the Northeast Old Town Streets project.

In addition, Lewisville would invest $28.1 million to rebuild South Mill Street — a project that includes bike lanes, wide sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and parking. The city would spend $15.9 million to rehabilitate the Meadow Glen neighborhood with concrete streets, utilities, ADA-compliant sidewalks and upgraded drainage.

Proposition C would allocate $47.9 million to develop and expand parks, trails and public greenspaces across the city. The city would use $24.5 million to support the Vista Ridge Park and Amphitheater Project. The project would include building an athletic complex featuring an inclusive playground, boardwalk, detention pond, walking trails, nature area and overlook.

The amphitheater would include a performance stage/grand lawn, concessions, restrooms, multi-sport courts, trails, overlook and space for a biergarten and food trucks. An additional $18 million would help redevelop Lake Park’s streets, boat ramps, overnight facilities, pavilions and fishing piers.

Proposition B would provide $9.9 million to expand the Gene Garey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. The project envisions a series of additions, including a surgical suite with pre-op prep and post-op recovery, additional kennel spaces, expanded laundry and storage facilities, an office and separate dog and cat intake areas.

Proposition A would deliver $6.7 million for safety projects such as fire access facilities at Lewisville Lake Park and acquiring land to relocate Fire Station No. 4 in the city’s north.

The bond measure follows the formation of a residents-based local advisory committee that began selecting and prioritizing projects in 2022.

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Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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