Boosting Bell Boulevard: Cedar Park’s big revitalization effort

It’s no secret that Cedar Park is one of the fastest-growing communities around.

The Williamson County suburb has seen big development spring up along FM 1431, U.S. Highway 183-A and around the HEB Center at Cedar Park.

But central parts of U.S. 183, which is also called Bell Boulevard, have become stagnant, even generating declining sales tax revenue, said Assistant City Manager Katherine Caffrey. That’s unusual for a city used to seeing growth.

And it was a concern not only because of its implications for the city’s coffers, Caffrey said.

“We’ve had so many new things come to the community,” Caffrey said, pointing to a Costco and Whole Foods added elsewhere in Cedar Park. “It was just not an area that people were being drawn to.”

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