Category Archives: City Council

Grapevine moves forward with I-635/SH 121 interchange project, restricts parking on 2 streets in downtown Grapevine

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A new SH 121 interchange at FM 2499 will be constructed as part of the upcoming $370 million DFW Connector project. (Photo by Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine City Council met briefly Oct. 2 to approve a contract with NorthGate Constructors to relocate utilities for an upcoming transportation project and to restrict parking along two streets in downtown Grapevine.

With the expectation that SH 121 traffic near Grapevine Mills will nearly double by 2025, work began this summer to relieve bottlenecks that commonly occur along a three-mile strip of the roadway.

The $370 million Texas Department of Transportation project includes rebuilding and widening SH 121 north of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to accommodate new interchanges at I-635 and FM 2499.

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Grapevine City Council Agenda

View tonight’s agenda at http://grapevinetexas.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2437.

Frisco City Council delays decision on planned Chinese shopping center on US 380

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Frisco City Council tabled a rezoning request that would allow a multilevel shopping center with additional retail, office, hotel and urban living residential on 77 acres south of US 380 and west of Dallas Parkway.

The proposal has been tabled until the Sept. 4 meeting.

Several council members expressed concern regarding the multifamily component of the development. Some council members also questioned the concept of the development and whether it would be successful.

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Colleyville City Council hears first reading for Crime Control and Prevention District budget

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On July 17 the Colleyville City Council approved the first reading of the 2018-19 fiscal year Colleyville Crime Control and Prevention District budget.

The CCCPD funds public safety initiatives, including officer salaries and equipment.

“We request no major changes to the CCPD budget,” Police Chief Michael Miller said to the council.

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McKinney residents speak out about new proposed alignment for US 380

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(Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

During a McKinney City Council meeting Tuesday night approximately 65 people expressed support for the consideration of a new US 380 alignment starting to the west of Custer Road.

The 65 attendees wore green shirts reading, “McKinney say yes to west regional transportation bypass.”

The new alignment shows US 380 moving north to the west of Custer, passing through Custer and moving further north running along Bloomdale Road. The alignment then connects to one of the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed alignments, which runs north of US 380’s current alignment.

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Grapevine City Council Meeting Information

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View the Tuesday, July 17, Grapevine City Council meeting agenda at bit.ly/2JvK7Mw. View all meetings via live stream at bit.ly/2nDMaYB.

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, and when special sessions are called.

The Council consists of:

To learn more, visit http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/847/City-Council.

City Council approves funds for Grapevine Main community plaza Peace Circle

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At its meeting July 3, the Grapevine City Council unanimously acted to designate $895,000 to purchase decorative art for its new community plaza.

The art, called the Peace Circle, will serve as the focal point of the plaza, which will be developed alongside the Grapevine Main TEXRail train station, the boutique Hotel Vin and parking garage.

“This Peace Circle has long been considered for Grapevine to tell its story, and its greatest story as well,” said Paul W. McCallum, executive director of the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Lewisville City Council chooses name of new multigenerational center

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Lewisville City Council voted unanimously to name the new multigenerational center Thrive at its July 2 meeting.

Parks and Recreation Director Stacie Anaya said Thrive will encompass the spirit and essence of the center.

“Thrive—that’s what we want people to do when they step into the facility,” she said.”Thrive is very marketable for us in terms of what we can do for programs and fliers.”

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Grapevine City Council approves new townhouses at SH 360

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On June 19, the Grapevine City Council approved a zoning change to allow for 69 townhouse units at 4201 SH 360, Grapevine. The community will be called The Reserve at Bear Creek.

The estimated price range for the homes will be about $400,000 with floor plans of 2,800 and 2,600 square feet.

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Railroad crossing quiet to come

Pearland residents wondering when the train horns will stop will soon have quiet, city officials said.

City Council and staff held a discussion in December regarding co-existing with the railroad traffic that goes through the heart of town.

Assistant City Manager Trent Epperson followed up on questions from the council regarding railroad signals at Walnut and State Highway 35.

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