Development Excellence For the future of North Central Texas

The Center of Development Excellence is addressing the many issues that will impact the region as its population grows including, but not limited to, transportation, air quality, water supply, and the environment.


  • Each of our major rivers has sections that do not meet water quality standards
  • Storm water runoff from developed areas may cause flooding, stream bank erosion, and pollution of streams and lakes
  • Approximately 70 local governments are required under state permits to address pollution in runoff from new and redevelopment projects
  • Lack of natural areas with functioning ecological systems in developed areas