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Posted on: November 27, 2019


PlanapaloozaTM is almost here!

If you aren’t sure what PlanapaloozaTM is, it is an intense, participatory design and visioning process where YOU are invited to work directly with your neighbors, City Staff, and a multidisciplinary consultant team to help shape Cedar Hill’s future.

This event for Cedar Hill Next’s Comprehensive Plan will be held December 4 – 9 at Hillside Village. Check out details on the city’s events calendar. Here are five things you can expect from PlanapaloozaTM.

PlanapaloozaTM Expectations #1: Hands-On Activities

This event is not intended to be a lecture or input/output driven, rather it is intended to be people driven and that leaves lots of room for fun!

Throughout the several days that the team will be on-site, hands-on activities will be available at the studio for anyone to participate in. Participating in these activities can give the team insight on a variety of things such as transportation, housing and population growth to name a few.

PlanapaloozaTM Expectations #2: Deep Dives

Over the event week, there will be several focus meetings (we call Deep Dives) for any and all to attend. During these hour long conversations, we want to open the floor up for specific topics such as Moving around the City, Utilities & Supporting Infrastructure; Business, Tourism & The Economy; Neighborhoods & Housing Choices; Community Amenities & Quality of Life; Parks, Open Spaces & Natural Resources; The Built Environment, etc.

These Deep Dive focus meetings are exceptional chances for the team and participants to get into the weeds a bit on individual topics and get a better understanding of the current state of Cedar Hill and the future aspirations.

PlanapaloozaTM Expectations #3: Open Studio

Ever want to watch planners in action? See pencils fly while they are sketching? Witness a rendering come to life with color? Chat it up with a designer to give your insight on future plans?

Well, then have we got a show for you! It’s Open Studio at PlanapaloozaTM!

While others dread the thought of someone watching over their shoulders while they work - we thrive on it and whole-heartedly welcome it!

Open Studio time encourages any and all to stop into the studio, take a look at what the team is working on, provide thoughts and insight on the spot and just get a general idea of what the planning process looks like for the Comprehensive Plan Update.

PlanapaloozaTM Expectations #4: Progress Update

At the conclusion of the week-long planning event, we don’t just shut the doors and go home to continue working. Instead, it is big progress update time.

On Monday, December 9th, we welcome everyone to come see a presentation of where we are in the planning process. What ideas have bubbled up, what plans are starting to take shape, and what ideas the community has helped develop.

At the end of the presentation, there will be plenty of Q+A time so that we can get real time feedback on the progress so far.

PlanapaloozaTM Expectations #5:

While there are TONS of ways to participate in PlanapaloozaTM, we understand that making it to all of the events may not be feasible for everyone.

In that case, we encourage you to stay up to date on events and ways to share your ideas on It is the go to space for info and on-line engagement opportunities for the Cedar Hill Next Comprehensive Plan Update process. If you would like to receive updates throughout the process, subscribe to the list for “Cedar Hill Next – Comprehensive Plan” through Notify Me.

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