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Community Facilities Agreement (CFA)

A community facilities agreement (CFA) is a contract between the city and Developer that is required whenever the construction of public infrastructure is funded entirely or in part by a private developer. It ensures that new development is adequately served by public infrastructure and that the infrastructure improvements are constructed according to city standards.

A CFA may include any of several categories of infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, street lights, street name signs, traffic signals, storm drainage, water, and sanitary sewer. The CFA consists of three parts:

  • Contract – The agreement and corresponding exhibits and cost estimates describing the infrastructure improvements to be constructed or funded;
  • Financial guarantee - A bond, letter of credit, cash escrow, or completion agreement in an amount sufficient to guarantee project completion, as required by policy;
  • Fees - Payment for city services, including contract administration, construction-inspection, materials testing, and installation of street lights, street name signs, and/or traffic signals, as applicable.

The content of a CFA should correspond to the civil construction plans under review by the city’s Infrastructure Plan Review Center (IPRC) and must be executed before the associated plat can be filed.

View the CFA Process Overview

For additional information about CFAs, contact Evelyn Roberts, 817-392-2025, or Janie Scarlett Morales, 817-392-7810.

Policy for Installation of Community Facilities

Section Contents within Section
Introduction A Guide to Land Development Requirements for a CFA Request
Section I Definitions
Section II How to Obtain a Contract for Installation of Community Facilities
Section III Water and Wastewater Installation Policy
Section IV Storm Drainage Facilities Policy
Section V Street Improvements Policy
Section VI Assessment Paving Policies
Section VII Sidewalk Policy
Section VIII Street Light Policy
Section IX Electronic Traffic Signals Policy
Section X Street Name Sign Installation Policy
Section XVI Street Design Criteria

View the complete Policy for the Installation of Community Facilities Agreement; Related Ordinance & Street Design Criteria for the Transportation and Public Works Department.

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