Thursday, October 29, 2020

ShopCore Works Toward Mid-March Completion of Fountains

With the new timeline set by ShopCore Properties, the completion date for the Park Village Fountains is set to occur in mid-March 2019.

In December 2018, ShopCore Properties was granted permits to complete the repair work, concentrating on plumbing and robotics. ShopCore representatives met with City Staff last month to present the expected completion date. This week, the fountain was filled with water as workers moved toward completion.

The Park Village Fountains are located on the corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue. The Southlake City Council approved the privately-owned lighted fountains as part of the Park Village development in 2013.

Cambria Moves Closer To Opening

Development in Southlake continues as the new Cambria hotel & suites Southlake DFW North in Kimball Park moves closer to it’s grand opening in a few short months.

One of the world’s largest hotel companies, Fillmore Capital Partners and developer Fillmore Hospitality announced two appointments for the new Cambria hotel & suites Southlake DFW North opening October 15: Sam Cannon has been named general manager. The 175-room hotel is anchoring Kimball Park, a mixed-use development under construction at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue in Southlake.

As general manager of the full-service hotel, Cannon will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, hiring staff and leading local community relations activities.

Sam Cannon_GM_1 With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cannon brings a wealth of knowledge to the Southlake location. Previously, Cannon served as the dual property general manager of Cambria hotel & suites and MainStay Suites in Rapid City, South Dakota. During Cannon’s more than four years of dual management, he oversaw the opening and staffing of one of the hotels, as well as directed both hotels in surpassing goals, brand standards and ratings, positioning both hotels in the top five within their respective brands. Before his dual management role, Cannon worked as the general manager for the historic Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, where he moved the hotel from an independent to an affiliate hotel, re-positioned the property from a two diamond to a three diamond property with AAA, and oversaw other significant hotel achievements, including receiving several hospitality awards. Prior to management positions with hotels in South Dakota, Cannon held various leadership roles with hospitality institutions in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Texas.

Still under construction, the Cambria in Southlake continues to make progress towards its October grand opening. “Where everybody is somebody,” Cambria hotel & suites is an upscale brand within Choice Hotels, offering modern, stylish rooms for leisure and business travelers. Managed by Fillmore Hospitality and customized for the Southlake location, the four-story hotel will include an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the property.
To see the progress live, CLICK HERE.  For more information, visit www.CambriaHotelandSuites.com or call 817-416-4396.

 

TD Ameritrade Moves Forward with Southlake Campus

 Since the announcement last October that TD Ameritrade had purchased 78 acres near Solana for its new regional corporate campus, the online financial services giant has been mostly quiet about the plans and progress.

Until last week, when a story in the Dallas Business Journal revealed a general contractor has been hired and construction for the approximate 300,000 square foot facility will begin this summer.

Although no plans have been released and a building permit has not been filed, the company is anticipating completion by fall 2017.

The new campus in Southlake will consolidate TD Ameritrade’s regional operations from two existing leased buildings in Fort Worth, which currently house approximately 1,200 employees. Dallas-Fort Worth is the Nebraska-based company’s second largest location for employees.

The TD Ameritrade Southlake Campus site plan was approved by the Southlake City Council at the April 19, 2016 City Council meeting.

Click here to read the article in the Dallas Business Journal (subscription required).

FM 1938 Update: New Right Turn Lane Opening on Southlake Blvd

UPDATE: 4/5/16 – TxDOT has pushed the opening of the right turn lane to April 11, 2016. 

TxDOT contractors will open a dedicated right turn lane on westbound Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) later this week.

TxDOT contractors recently placed barricades in a westbound lane on Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) at the FM 1938 intersection and, in the process, created some confusion and frustration for drivers The good news however, is that the closure is in preparation of the traffic switch scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2016 on northbound FM 1938.

Once the switch happens, the concrete barricades that are currently blocking the right turn lane onto northbound FM 1938 will be pulled back to where the orange barrels are at now and that lane will be opened up to right turn traffic. Drivers who want to turn right will now be able to do so in a separate  lane leaving through traffic unaffected. There will be new markings placed to indicate that the right turn lane is open.

As the FM 1938 project continues, it’s expected that the impacts to traffic will increase. The City will continue to update you of these impacts via mysouthlakenews.com and the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please plan your travels accordingly and avoid the construction if possible.

For questions about the FM 1938 project, please contact Stephen Ranft, TxDOT Mobility Coordinator at fm1938mobility@gmail.com or 817-462-0520

Orange Barrel Alert – Illuminated Street Name Sign Installation

ILSN ConceptIn August, we informed you regarding the installation of the the Illuminated Street Name (ILSN) signs going up at the intersections along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709).  However, some unforeseen challenges resulted in the project’s delay.  Beginning this month, the ILSN project will resume.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the City’s contractor Durable Specialties Inc will begin installing the Illuminated Street Name Signs ( ILSNs) at the intersections along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709). Motorists should expect rolling lane closures on Southlake Boulevard from October 18 through the week of October 20th while the signs are installed.  Installation will take about a week (weather permitting). The contractor will have two to three crews working in an effort to expedite the project and limit the duration of lane closures.

Motorists are asked to use caution when traveling along Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) during the installation.  For more information about the Illuminated Street Name Signs, please visit the project page. For questions about the project, please contact Steve Anderson, P.E., C.F.M in the Public Works Department at 817-748-8101.

Orange Barrel Alert – Southlake Heritage Construction on S. Kimball Avenue

S. Kimball Road Work

S. Kimball Road Work

Beginning Monday October 6, 2014,  the inside lanes in both directions of  S. Kimball Avenue between Nolen Drive and Continental Boulevard will be closed for median demolition and construction related to the Southlake Heritage commercial development.  These lanes will be closed daily from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and construction is expected to last about two weeks (weather permitting).

Motorist traveling along this segment of S. Kimball Avenue should exercise caution for the duration of the construction.

For any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

Pressure Regulating Valve Project Nearing Completion

Earlier this year, we informed Southlake residents of plans to install Pressure Regulating Valves (PRVs)  at various locations around the City as part of the Southlake 2030 Water Master Plan. A third party consultant was hired and conducted a water model computer analysis for the City’s water infrastructure network and identified five areas within the high pressure plane which have marginal capabilities during fire flow situations. Beginning in February of this year, work to install the PRVs at these locations (see map for locations) officially began.

The Pressure Regulating Valves are a Tier 1 project aimed at improving City water flow during firefighting emergencies.The PRVs are designed to detect the changes in pressure between the high pressure and low pressure planes and electronically adjust the water flow to supplement the availability of water during a critical need situation. “The low pressure plane has historically been a concern for the Fire Department if we were to have a significant fire on the East end of town,” according to Deputy Fire Chief Wade Carroll. “The addition of the new pressure regulating valves will ensure that there is sufficient pressure to fight a large fire in an area of town that has historically been a concern,” he adds.

Over the next several months, five (5), 6 foot by 9 foot vaults were installed at the identified locations and connections were made to existing 12” and 20” water lines that sit on the border of the high and low pressure planes. Beginning this week, we saw the final piece of this project going up – the above ground antennas. The antennas are a critical last component to this project and serve an important role in ensuring consistent water flow during fire emergencies. During a fire, for example, an electronic signal can be sent to water personnel letting them know whether the valve is open or closed.  Water personnel can then make adjustments to the pumps remotely via the City’s SCADA system should additional water pressure be required in order to aid the fire department as needed.  “Effective fire flow is greatly influenced by the water pressure within Southlake’s water system,” notes Deputy Chief Carroll, and the antennas will ensure that pressure is constant during such emergencies.

For additional information about the Pressure Regulating Valves, visit the project page here. For questions about the project, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.

PRV Antenna Locations

PRV Antenna Locations