Welcome to Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County, Texas
Welcome to the District’s website. We are proud and excited to announce the new website for Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County, Texas. We intend the site to become a trusted source for information regarding the District, its operations and activities. Due to the early phase of development within the District, the information currently available is limited. We will be adding additional information and details as they become available. We invite you to visit our site regularly to learn more about the District.
This site is to keep the public, future District residents, District Directors and consultants connected and informed. Our site contains information regarding District Board meetings, District boundaries, District Board of Directors, public documents, contacting the District, and more. As the District continues to develop, additional information and resources will be added to the website.
Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County, Texas (“District”) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and is subject to continuing supervision by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”). The District was created during the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature through passage of H.B. 4693 and codified under Chapter 3981, Special District Local Laws Code ("District Act") for the benefit of the public and for public purposes, including the acquisition, construction, improvement , financing, operation, and maintenance of public water, sanitary sewer, drainage, road, landscaping, park and recreational facilities. The District operates as a Municipal Management District pursuant to the District Act and Chapter 375, Local Government Code.
The District consists of approximately 3196 acres of land within the City of Denton, Texas (“City”) located along FM 2449 and west of Interstate 35. It will contain a Master Planned Community that, upon completion, will include approximately 5900 single family homes, 3200 multi-family units, retail and commercial properties. In addition, the District will include approximately 26 miles of hike and bike trails, a 50-acre city park and two five-acre neighborhood parks.
How It Works
Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County, Texas is governed by a Board of Directors. Five Directors are elected by the qualified voters residing within the District and serve staggered four-year terms. The City of Denton has the right to appoint a sixth District Director. Directors appointed by the City also serve four-year terms. The Board of Directors are responsible for managing the affairs of the District. The District engages consultants such as attorneys, engineers, bookkeepers and others to advise and assist the Board in conducting District business.
The District and City have entered into an Operating Agreement that establishes parameters for operation of the District; describes the specific improvement projects that may be acquired, constructed, and financed by the District; and provides the terms and conditions for financing those projects. Other than drainage and flood control improvements, each completed District improvement project will be conveyed to the City for ownership and operation. The District will have an ongoing responsibility to maintain landscaping in major road right-of-way, as well as, parks and open space. The City of Denton will provide water and sewer, solid waste, electrical, police, and fire/EMS services to the area within the District.
The District will hold open Board meetings. In accordance with Texas law, meetings are open to the public. Pursuant to the agreement with the City of Denton, once the District contains 100 residents, the Districts shall begin to broadcast its meetings over the internet, provide access to the broadcast from its website, and make video and audio recordings of its meetings. Until development within the District is initiated, such meetings will be held only sporadically. However, once development begins, meetings will be held on a regular basis. It is currently contemplated that Board of Director meetings will be held at Denton City Hall. Notice of meetings will be posted within the District and on the website 72 hours prior to each meeting. The Board welcomes and encourages public participation and/or attendance.