Voters approved $20 million in general obligation bonds for a new public library. The project will replace the current 10,000 square foot library with a larger facility designed to meet current and future needs, based on Texas Public Library Standards. The new library will provide for technological enhancements, flexible program space, and community meeting rooms that are not feasible in the existing structure.
Future Library Site
In 2019, the City announced the location chosen for the new library facility. The site, located near the Cedar Hill Government Center and the intersection of Pioneer Trail and N. Cedar Hill Road, was recommended by a citizen committee which studied a number of options.
In October 2019, the City published a request for qualifications (RFQ) for design teams for the facility. The RFQ attracted nation-wide interest and 16 proposals were received. The City Council selected a design team in May 2020.
The next step for the library process is design and programming. The design process is expected to take around 18 months and will include opportunities for public input. Follow our progress and keep informed of input opportunities at letstalkcedarhill.com/new-public-library.