The 2015 Bond Program was approved by voters in November 2015. The program includes $115 million in projects in four separate propositions.
Proposition 1 – Public Buildings
This $67 million proposition includes funding for renovations to several municipal buildings including the Richardson Animal Shelter, Fire Station #3 replacement, Library, and addition of a parking lot for the City’s Fire Training Center. The largest project within this proposition includes funding to expand and renovate the Richardson Public Safety Campus located at Belt Line Road and Greenville Avenue.
Proposition 2 – Streets
This $38.57 million proposition includes funding for 3.2 miles of rehabilitation projects for the following collector streets:
Lookout Drive - Plano Road east to terminus
Glenville Drive - Campbell Road to Commerce Drive
Custer Road - Campbell Road to Arapaho Road
West Prairie Creek Drive - Campbell Road to Collins Boulevard
Funding also includes rehabilitation projects for 1.7 miles of local streets, 3.8 miles of alley reconstruction, new traffic signals and battery backup units, the addition of turning lanes at several highly traveled intersections, and a flood prevention project impacting West Belt Line Road and Cottonwood Drive.
Proposition 3 – Parks
This $7.2 million proposition includes funding to replace five neighborhood playgrounds, the expansion of hike and bike trails at Breckinridge Park and the newly expanded Spring Creek Nature Area, renovations to the Richardson Senior Center and an updated pool building and equipment for the Canyon Creek Public Pool.
Proposition 4 – Sidewalks
This $2.2 million proposition includes funds to replace more than 10 miles of sidewalks in five of the City’s 27 sidewalk regions. In the 2006 and 2010 bond referendums voters approved projects in the 22 regions not included in the 2015 proposition.
The Richardson City Council reviewed several presentations in Spring and Summer of 2015 leading up to the calling of the 2015 bond election. Below are links to the meeting documents that were provided to the City Council as part of their discussions.
The Richardson City Council reviewed several presentations in Spring and Summer of 2015 leading up to the calling of the 2015 bond election. The presentations outlined a list of possible projects to be included in the decision. Below are links to watch the video of the discussions that took place.