Community Development Corporation

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of the month
  • Lake Dallas City Hall Council Chambers
    212 Main Street
    Lake Dallas, TX 75065

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


  • Karl Hammond, Chairperson
  • James Harper, Member
  • E.J. Rodriques, Member
  • Keri Marie Sutherland, Member
  • Terry Tuck, Member

Overview


The Community Development Corporation (CDC) was created in January 2003 to foster improvements in the commercial area of the city and to enhance the quality of life in the city as a tool for attracting new businesses and residents. For more information, visit the Community Development Corporation page.

About the Corporation


The Lake Dallas Community Development Corporation (CDC) was created in January 2003 to foster improvements in the commercial area of the city and to enhance the quality of life in the City as a tool for attracting new businesses and residents. The CDC Board of Directors is a 7-member board appointed by the City Council. The revenue that the CDC uses to pay for the projects it undertakes comes from a ½ cent add-on to the sales tax. This tax provides approximately $350,000 annually for the CDC to use on its projects.
Possible Projects
The CDC has a number of projects which it can participate in, as noted below from the Bylaws of the Corporation and the Articles of Incorporation:
  • Acquire or lease property
  • Plan, develop, improve, and sell or lease land
  • Build or rehabilitate buildings for sale or lease
  • Sell or lease property
  • Make loans and/or loan guarantees
  • Borrow funds and issue bonds with City Council approval
  • Sue or be sued in the Corporation's name
  • Develop long range goals and programs
  • Appoint standing or ad hoc committees
  • Employ personnel and/or contract for support services with professional consultants and contractors
  • Market and promote the City
  • Provide funding for developments or to enhance infrastructure
Past Projects
The CDC has been very busy since its inception. Some of the projects that the CDC has funded include:
  • Provided funding along with the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the "Main & Market" project at 209 Main Street
  • Shared the cost of a Land and Thoroughfare Planning Study with the EDC
  • Funded a Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan that has led to 3 park improvement projects
  • Funded the improvements to River Oaks Park completed March 2006
  • Borrowed $900,000 and applied for and received grant funds and contributions for major improvements to City Park and Willow Grove Park
  • Paid 50% of the cost of an economic development consultant and paid for administrative support from the City
  • Initiated the Christmas lighting on Main Street buildings by purchasing and installing lights on downtown buildings
  • Provided financial support to the Keep Lake Dallas Beautiful Committee as well as Parks and Recreation special events
  • Funded a directory of city businesses for placement in local businesses