Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) presented its annual report to City Council July 27.
The CDC Board oversees the spending of 4B revenue—a ½ cent sales tax authorized by Allen voters in 1996. Allen's 4B sales tax helps fund major capital improvements and quality-of-life projects in our city. Led entirely by community members, the Board provides consistent strategic planning and execution of 4B revenue.
The Board reported an exciting lineup of construction projects including ones still in design. The report included new strategic goals to guide long-term planning standards and continued improvement of Board operations.
- Stream bank erosion
- Ridgeview Trail
- Heritage Park Redevelopment
- Park shade structures
- Locomotive No. 20 (complete)
- Let’s PLAY! Recreation Enrichment Vehicle (complete)
Projects in design
- Rolling Hills Park
- Allen Station Park Playground and Splash Pad
- Allen Heritage Village
- Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center - Groundbreaking took place in July
How projects are selected
The CDC Board hosts an annual Town Hall to collect community input on how to spend 4B sales tax revenue. The Board then seeks input from City staff on potential project funding. Proposed projects are ranked and selected for funding based on criteria set by the Board and state law.