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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Economic Development Update shows continued commercial, residential growth

Aldi grocery store under construction

Cleburne continues to see more businesses and homes coming to the city.

City staff presented the quarterly update at the Jan. 26 City Council meeting. The quarterly update highlights commercial and residential activity in Cleburne.

“It’s a great day in Cleburne,” Mayor Scott Cain said. “We’ve got lots of things going on.”

As part of the update, Economic Development Manager Grady Easdon highlighted recent local business openings such as Chick-Fil-A, Harbor Freight Tools, McAlister’s Deli, Murphy USA, and RV Depot. He also previewed businesses under construction that are coming soon including Aldi, 7-Eleven, and Avalanche Car Wash.

The city has seen increased sales tax revenues compared to the same period in 2019.

“There is a general feeling of measured optimism in the coming year,” Easdon said. “With renewed interest regarding commercial, retail, and restaurant opportunities.”

The city issued more building permits when comparing October, November, and December of 2020 to the same time period in 2019.

The city issued 328 new residential permits compared to 275 in 2019. Cleburne is seeing new residential projects such as Chisholm Hills with 99 single-family lots, Custard Farms with 483 single-family lots, and others.