Housing restoration, preservation, in-fill residential housing construction, newly-platted housing developments and commercial and retail development is surging in Terrell. The city’s Municipal Development Department is seeing valuation increases that demonstrate clear evidence of sustained development. For example, the department has seen an increase in permitting activity related to renovations in existing housing stock and structural repairs. The department also is working closely with developers of the Creekside Addition, bound by Poetry Road, Terrell High School, Long Elementary School and Arlie White Park. City Council approved a Residential Partnership Development Agreement on November 8, 2017; and city staff is currently reviewing the first phase. Additionally, Calvary Oaks housing development, which has been dormant for the last several years, now has record construction near West End Street in the Southwest area of town. Camden Homes, a developer in Town North Estates, is nearing completion of their build-out of three and four-bedroom brick homes within walking distance of Terrell High School.
“I am seeing the value of the City Council Comprehensive City Planning Efforts all coming together to strengthen core city neighborhoods and grow the local Terrell economy,” said Terrell Mayor D. J. Ory. “City planning efforts are driving the local economic growth.” ~Terrell Tribune~
2017 Civilian of the Year, Jill Baltz and 2017 Officer of the Year James Melton pictured with Mayor D.J. Ory, City Manager Torry Edwards, and Police Chief Ken McKeown
Unit of the Year was awarded to the Terrell Police Department Narcotics Unit.
Kaufman County early voting begins Tuesday, February 20 and will end Friday, March 2. Please click “read more” for voting times and locations.
TERRELL, Texas — February 14, 2018 — The City of Terrell is developing a Drainage Master Plan by evaluating problems that occur during rain events. The plan will identify drainage concerns and provide a prioritized plan for improving drainage conditions within the community.
As part of the process, the City will create an inventory of the existing drainage system and identify projects that can be implemented in the near term. Areas of known problems will be analyzed. The City is evaluating drainage along creeks, other open drainage ways, and the pipe/culvert infrastructure. Once the situations are assessed, the City will identify potential solutions and develop a prioritized capital improvement program.
To develop and adopt an effective plan, the City is seeking input from stakeholders and the public. Share your drainage concerns and get involved:
DO SOMETHING SWEET FOR YOURSELF FOR VALENTINE’S DAY – SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM. Tuesday, February 13 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Terrell City Hall
City offices, excluding Emergency Services, will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Ken McKeown, who has served as Interim Police Chief since May, has been named to the position permanently.
McKeown spent more than two decades working through the ranks of the Terrell Police Department. He has 24 years of law enforcement experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
McKeown states that the City’s greatest challenge will be preparing for substantial growth in commercial, retail, and residential development over the next ten years and that the mission of the Terrell Police Department will be to keep Terrell a safe place to live and work through strong partnerships with the community.
Upon its completion, the Film Alley project will be even bigger than the neighboring Buc-ee’s travel center. Please read the full story here…
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Downtown Terrell is the center of community activity and the heart of the City. With the input, feedback, and support provided by Terrell’s citizens, Planning and Zoning Commission, and members of City Staff who provided information and technical support, on December 5th, Terrell City Council approved a new Downtown Plan. The main goal of the newly adopted Downtown Plan is to have downtown Terrell become the vibrant destination of choice for historic downtown living, shopping, working, and entertainment. View the full plan by clicking here.