Public Notices

Westside Preserve Public Improvement District Public Hearing Notice



Pursuant to Section 372.009(c) and (d) of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended (the “Act”), notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Midlothian, Texas (“City”), will hold a public hearing to accept public comments and discuss the petition (the “Petition”), filed by Westside Preserve Development, LLC. (the “Petitioner”), requesting that the City create and authorize the Westside Preserve Public Improvement District (the “District”) to include property owned by the Petitioner.

Time and Place of the Hearing.  The public hearing will be held on the 25th day of January, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at 104 W. Avenue E., Midlothian, Texas 76065.

General Nature of the Proposed Authorized Improvements.   The general nature of the proposed public improvements to be provided by the District, in phases, are (a) acquisition, construction and improvements consisting of (1) landscaping; (2) erection of fountains, distinctive lighting, and signs; (3)  acquiring, constructing, improving, widening, narrowing, closing, or rerouting of sidewalks or of streets, any other roadways, or their rights-of-way, including related landscaping, lighting, traffic control devices, screening walls and retaining walls; (4) construction or improvement of pedestrian malls; (5) acquisition and installation of pieces of art; (6) acquisition, construction, or improvement of off-street parking facilities; (7) acquisition, construction, or improvement of water, wastewater, or drainage facilities or improvements; (8) the establishment or improvement of parks; (9) projects similar to those listed in (1)-(8); (10)  acquisition, by purchase or otherwise, of real property or contract rights in connection with an authorized improvement; (11) special supplemental and maintenance services for improvement and promotion of the district, including services relating to advertising, promotion, health and sanitation, water and wastewater, roadways, public safety, security, business recruitment, development, recreation, and cultural enhancement (collectively, the “Authorized Improvements”); and (b) the payment of expenses incurred in the establishment, administration, maintenance and operation of the District, including costs of issuance, funding debt service and capitalized interest reserves and credit enhancement fees of any bonds issued by or on behalf of the City or District.

Estimated Cost of the Authorized Improvements.  The estimated cost to design, acquire and construct the Authorized Improvements is not to exceed $75,000,000.

Proposed District Boundaries.  The proposed Westside Preserve Public Improvement District is approximately 468.39 acres, all of which is located in the Midlothian city limits.  A map and full description of the boundaries of the proposed Westside Preserve Public Improvement District is available at 104 W. Avenue E., Midlothian, Texas 76065.

Proposed Method of Assessment.  The City shall levy assessments on each parcel within the District in a manner that results in imposing equal shares of the costs on property similarly benefited.  All assessments may be paid in full at any time (including interest and principal), and certain assessments may be paid in annual installments (including interest and principal).  If an assessment is allowed to be paid in installments, then the installments must be paid in amounts necessary to meet annual costs for those Authorized Improvements financed by the assessment, and must continue for a period necessary to retire the indebtedness of those Authorized Improvements (including interest).

Proposed Apportionment of Cost between the District and the City.  The estimated costs of the Authorized Improvements in the District are $75,000,000 in addition to costs of operating and maintaining the Authorized Improvements, issuing the bonds, and establishing, administering and operating the District.

During the public hearing, any interested person may speak for or against the establishment of the District and the advisability of the improvements to be made for the benefit of the property within the District.


The City Council of the City of Midlothian, Texas (the "City"), following creation of Midlothian Commercial-Industrial Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone Number 17, in the City of Midlothian, Texas, will consider entering into a tax abatement agreement, as follows:

1. The name of the property owner and applicant for the tax abatement agreement is Chaparral Steel Midlothian, LP.

2. The name of the reinvestment zone shall be Midlothian Commercial-Industrial Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone Number 17 and the location is at Chaparral Steel Midlothian L.P.’s existing facility (and surrounding areas) at 300 Ward Road, Midlothian, TX 76065, including parcels 29 (VOL. 01781 PG. 1872 1.3 acres), 30 (VOL. 0647 PG. 0654 57.5 acres), 31 (VOL. 01235 PG. 0820 188.9 acres), 32 (VOL. 01235 PG. 0820 87.3 acres) and 33 (VOL. 01235 PG. 0820 31.9 acres) and 3351 S. Wyatt Road, Midlothian, TX 76065 as part of parcel 22 (192 J Chamblee 26 acres).

3. The improvements to be included in the tax abatement agreement generally consist of a steel mill and related improvements.

4. The estimated costs of the improvements are $155 million. Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act (the “Act”), the City will consider approval of the tax abatement agreement at a regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. on February 22, 2022 in the City Council chambers in the City Hall, 104 W. Avenue E, Midlothian, Texas. 

This notice shall remain continuously posted for at least 30 days prior to the meeting and shall be posted in the same manner as required by the Act for a City Council meeting.