Since 1999, Midlothian Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has funded grant requests for more than 100 projects ranging from small to large. Early projects supported by MCDC’s administration of type B sales tax revenue were the construction of the Midlothian Conference Center and adjacent Senior Citizens Activity Center. During the last two decades, MCDC board members have worked hard to evaluate and fund projects that add to the beauty of the city and quality of life of the citizens.
Featured here are some projects supported by MCDC that represent unique enhancements to the community.
Midlothian Community Park Phase 2
City leaders cut the ribbon to open Phase 2 of Midlothian Community Park on January 26, 2022. The 105-acre park, located at 3601 South 14th Street offers soccer fields, baseball fields, an amphitheater with lawn seating, a splash pad, 3 playgrounds, basketball courts, a multipurpose sport court, sand volleyball courts, picnic pavilions, a fishing pond, walking trails, and more.
Methodist Midlothian Medical Center
Methodist Midlothian Medical Center is the first community hospital in Midlothian. Conveniently located near U.S. Highway 287, the five-story medical center opened in December 2020 with 46 inpatient beds with the ability to expand to 80 beds. Employing more than 300 healthcare workers, it offers all the typical services of an acute care hospital, including emergency care, surgical care, a mobile cardiac catheterization lab, labor and delivery, orthopedics, a GI lab, neurology, oncology, and more. In 2023, a specialty clinic was opened at the medical center.
Kids Fishing Derby
2023 Kids Fishing Derby Minnow Division winners.
The Annual Kids Fishing Derby is one of 20-plus special events organized each year by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. MCDC is one of the primary sponsors for this event and many others throughout the year, including the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, Community Easter Egg Hunt, Annual Veterans Tribute Dinner, and Beats concert series.
Manna House Food Truck
As a result of an MCDC grant, Manna House was able to purchase a second refrigerated truck to meet the requirements of their retail partners. This made it possible to provide more food pickups for the community and more pop-up food distribution events. Manna House is a community outreach organization created in 1992 to provide a helping hand to Midlothian residents in need.