Revitalization & Available Properties

Be the Heart of Rockdale!

Rockdale is proud to announce upcoming Revitalization plans through our Highway 79 corridor.
Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on a Highway 79 Improvement Project spanning from the 1100 block of West Cameron to the Highway 77 overpass.  
Over 16,000 vehicles per day travel through our city’s Highway 79 corridor.

Click here to see the complete Highway 79 Improvement Project Schematic

The stretch of Highway 79 through the Historic Downtown District will also benefit from new sidewalks, improved parking, updated street lights and landscaping.

The City of Rockdale is also in the running for another grant which will partially fund a project which will revitalize our Main Street district with similar improvements.

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Real Estate & Development Opportunities

There are several privately-owned and city-owned properties in Rockdale which offer entrepreneurs, investors and developers affordable options to launch a new business, expand or relocate, or create new community and employment assets.  Some available properties may not be officially on-market, but the Rockdale Municipal Development District would be happy to assist you in making contact with property owners.

Rockdale’s Old City Hall Available for Lease

Located along the Highway 79 Corridor in Historic Downtown, Rockdale’s original Town Hall, built in 1895, stands ready to welcome a new purpose.

This two-story building was awarded an historical marker by the Texas Historical Commission in 2005.  It has 6,580 square feet of commercial space and is zoned Commercial – Central Area (CA).

The Old Town Hall structure is located on a 0.1148 acre parcel (Milam CAD 11523).
There is also available an adjacent 0.3673 acre parcel (Milam CAD 11607), directly behind, which is also zoned Commercial and has been cleared of the previous structure.

Over the past 125+ years, this historic structure has been used as the Town Hall, an Opera House, a Fire Hall, and most recently served as Rockdale’s Police Station and Jail.

Submit a Bid Proposal

The goal of this process is to connect with businesses and investors willing to provide the best overall proposal for the subject property. Highest consideration will be given to projects which create jobs and draw tourism to the City of Rockdale.  
Proposers must submit a business plan and timeline detailing the intended use of the site.
Contact the City Secretary for information on Submitting a Bid Proposal

6 acres Commercial Zoning Eligible

FOR SALE: Milam CAD Parcel 20432 is 6 acres of Commercially Zoned land with approximately 265 feet Highway 79 frontage on the western edge of Rockdale.  

Contact the City Secretary to Submit a Bid.

Historic Train Station on 4.25 acres: 208 Texas Street

Historic Train Station on 4.25 acres

Updated Residential over Retail: 215-219 N Main Street

215 N Main Street

Two in One Downtown Shop & Former Cafe: 237 & 239 N Main


2 Story Commercial Building with 2 entrances: 240 N Main St

Kristoff Building on Main

Renovated Building with Parking: 134 N Main St

130 & 134 N Main

Restaurant in Hotel Parking Lot - 379 Hwy 77

Hwy 77 Restaurant

For Lease - 2900 sqft in Downtown: 225 N Main

225 N Main

** SOLD ** 24,000 sqft Warehouse w/ 20 ft Ceilings - 4146 W Hwy 79

Hwy 79 Warehouse