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Over $110 million in newness Already approaching 2016 growth, Midlothian planners expecting continued commercial and residential development

By Andrew Branca

abranca@waxahachietx.com Change and construction are evident throughout Midlothian, as construction crews work to build the future of residential and retail in the DFW’s Southern Star. This year alone the city has issued 443 residential building permits that have a valuation of more than $79 million. On the commercial side, the City of Midlothian has issued 11 building permits that carry valuations of more than $31 million. For historical reference, the city had 473 residential and 18 commercial building permits issued in 2016. Midlothian City Manager Chris Dick stated that he believes the draw for newcomers to the community is a combination of factors. “One is the school district. That is a big driver. I think that second is our location to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We are 25 miles from Fort Worth and 20 miles from Dallas. When you start looking at those commutes and compare that to some of our northern communities, the commute time is shorter,” Dick said. “Thirdly is just the number of people that are moving into Texas in general. You have a lot of people moving into the state. All over the state and the Metroplex is reaping the benefits of that influx of population.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s website, Midlothian’s population was about 18,690 as of April 1, 2010. As of July 1, 2016, the census bureau estimated that number to be closer to 23,689. However, Dick stated that the city’s current population is roughly 26,000. Residential Development According to projections, Midlothian is on track to build around

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