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City of Bullard is thinking big

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

BULLARD, TEXAS (KLTV) - If you've driven through Bullard during the past few months, you've probably noticed the small town--population, approximately 3,000--is going through some changes.

"We want Bullard to be a highlight," said Mayor Teresa Wilks.

There is a proposal to transform 35 acres of land at the corner of U.S. 69 North and F.M. 344 East into a $50 million mixed-use development.   A.W. Hines is the developer and former mayor of the city of Bullard. 

His plan includes both retail and commercial space, as well as 300 new, upscale apartment units. 

Hines said the development will include pools, parks and walking trails within the apartment complex itself.  He said it's an investment in Bullard's future.

Bullard City Manager Larry Morgan said the city has been anticipating more growth.  There is more water in the city, and work is already underway to expand the cities waste water facilities   Morgan said the Heritage Springs development will bring in much needed tax revenue.

"People want to move to Bullard, and they have been," said Morgan.

"We have great schools, a great community, and we don't see that slowing down anytime soon," said Wilks.

The plan was presented to city officials at a meeting, Tuesday night.

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