Monday, January 18, 2021

Membership Sales Climbing as Champions Club Takes Shape

As Champions Club construction makes progress, membership sales are taking off.  After a little more than one week of membership sales, Champions Club already has more than 360 new members. Membership sales started on August 23, 2018.

“The building is really starting to take shape. We’re excited with the progress that has been made,” said Chris Tribble, director of Community Services. “Our new members are having an easier time picturing themselves using the facility when they drive by.”

Champions Club Pool Floor 1 Although weather delays are always taken into consideration in construction projects, Champions Club is currently at 60 percent completion and expected to open by late 2018.

“Taking rainfall from early August in North Texas into consideration, we are working with the contractor to qualify and quantify time lost and whether any of the time is compensatory,” stated Rob Cohen, the director of public works for the City of Southlake

Work continues throughout the site as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and underground utility work progresses. On the exterior of Champions Club, work has begun on the soffit and smooth textured finishes, and the veneer is nearly complete. The interior of the building is starting to take shape, with window installation and sheetrock installation in progress. The pool base was poured in early August as well.

The final phase of development of The Marq Southlake will result in 82,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities and fitness equipment, including a fitness center, a gymnasium with two full courts, an indoor pool with sauna and spa, and much more.

Memberships can be purchased online or in-person at our sales office located at Legends Hall at The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Dr. For membership details, please visit the Champions Club website. If you have any questions, please call us at 817-748-8955.

Become a Champion Today! Champions Club memberships are now available.

Be one of the first to become a champion and experience the world class amenities and benefits Champions Club has to offer.

With Champions Club opening its doors this winter, membership pre-sales have now begun. You can purchase your membership online or in person at our sales office located at Legends Hall at The Marq. If you purchase your membership online, be sure to stop by our office for your membership photo and to pick up your VIP welcome bag (first 500 members).

By purchasing your membership now, you will receive one of our limited VIP welcome bags and have the opportunity for a sneak peek of the facility prior to opening (date to be announced this fall). Memberships purchased prior to opening will only be charged for the first month. After that, billing will begin on February 1, 2019, or 30 days after the facility opens to the public, whichever date is greater.

All memberships are inclusive of Champions Club amenities and benefits; however, resident families may choose to opt out of child watch. Please see the membership options below to find the best one for you and your family.

Membership Sales Office Hours
Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Drive

Special Hours (August 23–31)
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Regular Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Be sure to check out www.ExperienceChampionsClub.com to learn why Champions Club is the perfect place for fitness and fun in Southlake. You can also follow us on Facebook or sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive the latest information.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at memberships@themarqsouthlake.com.

Proposed FY 2019 Budget reduces Southlake Tax Rate

City Manager Shana Yelverton has filed the proposed FY 2019 Budget for City Council consideration.

Proposed FY 2019 Fast FactsThe proposed budget totals $103.6 million dollars and includes a proposed tax rate of .447¢, a reduction of 1.5 cents over the previous year. The reduced tax rate combined with Southlake’s 20% homestead exemption offers homeowners an equivalent tax rate of $.357 for the average valued Southlake home.

“Tax relief with an emphasis on outstanding City services is at the heart of the proposed FY 2019 budget,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “We have listened carefully to the Council and our residents and prioritized what is important to them and future of the City.”

Protect Southlake

The proposed budget also includes more than $500,000 for School Safety programs and initiatives to help kids feel safe while they are in school.

“Campus safety is a top priority of the Southlake Police Department,” said Chief James Brandon. “Our strong partnerships with Southlake families and Carroll ISD has helped create new opportunities to enhance school safety while keeping school faculty and our students focused on learning in a safe, protected environment.”

Connect Southlake

The FY 2019 Mobility projects will help keep connect Southlake. Projects like a proposed Texas Turnaround on SH 114 from Dove Road to Kirkwood Boulevard on the City’s northside and the proposed Zena Rucker Road Connector on the south side, will solve some ongoing traffic troubles.

“Efficient and safe transportation solutions that make sense to drivers is what we are striving for,” said Rob Cohen, the City’s Public Works Director. “The projects for FY 2019 have been in the planning stages for several years, and when you combine them with our projects from previous years, they help complete the blueprint that the Council approved in the 2035 Mobility Plan.”

Champions Club at The Marq Southlake

FY 2019 gets underway with the mid-winter opening of Champions Club at The Marq Southlake.  With sales-tax supported construction and operations (through the Community Enhancement Development Corporation), the Marq Southlake will become wholly staffed in FY 2019 as a full-service event and recreation center.  This year’s budget also includes a security strategy to help with customer peace of mind.

“Whether you come to The Marq to enjoy an event at Legends Hall, work out at Champions Club, or spend some time at the Senior Activity Center, we want our guests to feel like they are at home,” said City Manager Yelverton. “The operational plan for this facility puts the customer’s comfort and safety first,” she added.

Reducing Debt

“With this proposed budget, we continue our commitment to reducing debt,” said Chief Financial Officer Sharen Jackson. “As with previous years, 100% of our general fund capital improvement projects are being funded with cash including road construction projects currently underway on White Chapel Boulevard, and intersection improvements throughout the City.”

Jackson also noted that the City has a financial plan to manage the construction of the proposed Southlake Library located at Carillon Parc.  “Just like The Marq Southlake and our other ‘big projects,’ we will work with the Council on a financially smart building and construction plan that will deliver a top-notch facility to our residents.”

“Enhanced protection in schools, improved mobility, an amazing experience at the new Champions Club, these are just some of the priorities of the residents and the Council,” said City Manager Yelverton. “The proposed FY 2019 budget delivers these priorities as well as sets the City up for some exciting future projects.”

For a complete look at the proposed FY 2019 budget please visit CityofSouthlake.com/FY2019