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.
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.
Hwy 79 Improvement Rendition
Hwy 79 Improvement Scene
Hwy 79 Improvement Scene 2
Hwy 79 Improvement Scene 3
Hwy 79 Improvement Scene 4
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 Historic Town Hall
Architectural Features at Entrance
Corner of Scarbrough & Hwy 79
Adjacent Parcel behind Old Town Hall
Original Town Hall Bell
1895 Dedication Stone
Scarbrough St Parking Area
Jail House Addition
Southward View from Empty Lot
Southward View from Bell Ave
Corner of Scarbrough & Bell
Contact the Development Services Department for information about Permits, Inspections, Codes and Zoning.
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 Zoned Commercial
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.