Category Archives: Southlake

A technology lane on SH 121 and 3 more transportation updates to know this month

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SH 121 shoulder widening

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Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road.

Funding for the project has been officially awarded to Austin Bridge & Road. Work will soon begin on a shoulder-widening project that the Texas Department of Transportation said will better accommodate periods of heavy traffic on SH 121 from SH 183 to Glade Road in Colleyville. Widened inside shoulders for both north and southbound SH 121 will be created to act as additional lanes during peak use periods. Overhead dynamic message signs will alert drivers as to when they can use the peak-use lanes. The lanes will continue to act as a shoulder during non-peak hours. The 3-mile project will include widening overpass bridges at Harwood Road, Cummings Drive, Cheek-Sparger Road and FM 157.

Timeline: fall 2018-2020
Cost: $28 million
Funding source: TxDOT

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4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7

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Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

Friday-Sunday:
  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square
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This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home

 
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  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine

North White Chapel Boulevard bridge in Southlake to remain closed until further notice; sustained severe damage from storm

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The bridge at North White Chapel Boulevard and Kirkwood Branch in Southlake is still closed after it sustained severe damage from heavy rains the weekend of Sept. 21-23.

To make repairs and reopen the structure would cost $200,000-$400,000, and the project could last two to four months, Public Works Director Robert Cohen said. Staff has not determined an accurate cost to replace the bridge altogether; however, a rough estimate projects it could total $10 million.

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Southlake City Council adopts tax rate and budget for fiscal year 2018-19

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Southlake City Council approved a tax rate of $0.447 per $100 valuation to support its adopted fiscal year 2018-19 budget during a Sept. 18 meeting. Mayor Laura Hill was absent.

Of the $0.447 per $100 valuation, $0.357 will be allocated for the city’s general fund operations and $0.09 for its debt service fund, according to city documents. The tax rate is 1.5 cents lower than the FY 2018 tax rate of $0.462 per $100 valuation, but it is anticipated to yield an increase in property tax revenues.

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As home values rise in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, more homeowners seek relief through protest process

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Tarrant County Appraisal District/Community Impact Newspapers

In 2013 Frank Wagnon built his home in Southlake for $926,400. Since that time, the value of his home has increased exponentially, he said.

“I understand … building houses costs a lot more and the value of my home had probably gone up, but this is just crazy,” he said.

This year the Tarrant Appraisal District valued Wagnon’s home at $1.06 million, a 14.13 percent, or a $133,600 increase from when he purchased his home five years ago.

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New medical office building Chapel Crossing coming soon to Southlake

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Courtesy of Southlake News

A 48,600-square-foot, three-story Class A medical office building called Chapel Crossing will open this fall at 245 W. SH 114, Southlake. The building recently completed construction and physician practices are expected to open this fall. The first practices include Irving Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Aesthetic Specialists and ATI Physical Therapy. 214-438-6512. www.chapelcrossing.com

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Southlake’s $290M Carillon Parc project moving forward

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In June Southlake City Council approved the site plan for Carillon Parc. The Parc is intended as a high-end retail experience that is pedestrian rather than automobile-focused.

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When Denise Shirey first purchased her home in 2012 in the Carillon residential community, it was with the promise that a state-of-the art, mixed-use development would take shape in the field adjacent to her house.

The recession of 2008 was still impacting many projects, however, and over the years the developer, Hines, attempted to sell off sections of the land. Hines eventually backed out of the Carillon plaza district altogether, leaving the field undeveloped.“We felt abandoned,” Shirey said at a June 19 Southlake City Council meeting.That changed in June when the Southlake City Council unanimously approved Hunter Chase Capital Partners’ updated Carillon Parc development—a project a decade in the making.

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Colleyville launches its next phase of business promotion as SH 26 construction continues

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Called the Quarter 3 Promotion, the city has mailed $10 gift cards to every residence within city limits. The gift cards are to be used when shopping locally. To use the gift card, an individual has to provide it to any participating Colleyville business, and it will be applied toward the purchase.

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BREAKING: Southlake unanimously backs Carillon Parc development at second reading

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At the June 19 Southlake City Council meeting, council members approved a zoning change and development plan for The Village at Carillon Parc on the item’s second and final reading.

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(Rendering courtesy Hunter Chase Construction & Development)

The development will take place on 42.51 acres and is part of the Carillon residential community that sits on 285 acres of land between North White Chapel Boulevard and Carroll Avenue on SH 114. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved its recommendations for the project unanimously in May, and the council unanimously approved the project’s first reading June 5.

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