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New promotional video released for The Marq Southlake

The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department has just released a new promotional video for the The Marq Southlake. The video provides an overview of what The Marq Southlake will offer both residents and visitors.

The video showcases both Phase 1, scheduled to be completed this December, and Phase 2, which is scheduled to break ground in September of 2016 and be completed in January of 2018.  Phase 1 highlights include Legends Hall which houses Traditions Ballroom, Legacy Meeting Rooms, The Club Lounge and the new Senior Activity Center as well as Aria, an outdoor amphitheaterPhase 2 highlights include fitness studios, child watch, aquatics and more!

The Marq Southlake will host a Grand Opening Open House on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 411 Unity Way, Southlake, TX 76092 and will provide attendees with guided tours of Legends Hall and Aria. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact the The Marq Southlake if you have any more questions at (817) 748-8900.

New website debuts for The Marq Southlake

If you have visited Bicentennial Park recently, you’ve seen firsthand the rapidly emerging community recreation center, officially known as The Marq Southlake (Phase 1). Also under construction for the past few months has been the website for the new multi-purpose facility, which debuted May 20, 2015:

The website gives a glimpse of what is to come when Phase 1 of The Marq opens in late 2015. The premier activity and event venue will include Aria, an outdoor amphitheater and Legends Hall which houses a grand ballroom, conference and meeting rooms, the Club Lounge, a catering kitchen and a senior lounge; The Marq will be the new home for the Southlake Senior Center. Phase 1, encompassing approximately 23,000 square feet will be a state-of-the-art venue available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate meetings and luncheons, social events, concerts and art performances and select City of Southlake community events.

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To help Southlake residents, as well as welcomed visitors throughout the DFW metroplex (and beyond) envision the finished product of The Marq Southlake Phase1, the website has been constructed with images and details for the facility’s distinct areas and functions:

  • Weddings: Designed to be both elegant and comfortable, The Marq features versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. A nearly 5,000 square foot ballroom (with dance floor) accommodates up to 300 guests (seated banquet style). The Club Lounge has easy access to the outdoor patio with fire features and lounge-style seating – both are ideal spots for a cocktail hour or after-party.
  • Meetings & Events: Whether you’re hosting a corporate retreat or multi-day seminar, this state-of-the-art event venue offers convenience and versatility along with high-tech amenities to ensure your next corporate meeting or social event is successful.
  • Aria: An outdoor amphitheater that can accomodate up to 1,000 attendees will play host to a variety of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, live entertainment and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and landscape overlooking a water feature, it is the ideal backdrop to say “I do” or enjoy a concert under the Texas stars.
  • Senior Center: A hallmark of The Marq is offering something for everyone in the community, including seniors. Legends Hall will play home to the new Senior Center featuring a lounge area, game room and fitness room for seniors to utilize.  Being located within The Marq will also allow more space for special events as well as additional rooms for taking classes and other activities and programs for members to keep their mind, body and spirit engaged in meaningful activities.

The new website also provides an online event booking form, links to all of The Marq’s social media channels and contact information for the Sales Specialist when you are ready to schedule a tour or book an event.

A  community recreation center has been in the City of Southlake’s Parks Master Plan since 1996 and became a top priority when it was frequently cited in the 2009 and 2011 citizen surveys. In August 2013, City Council put the plan into action when it approved $1.72M to design Phase 1 and the site plan was approved June 3, 2014. A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 27, 2014, and City Council approved the facility’s name October 21, 2014. It is important to note there will be no increase in taxes to construct or operate the facility.

Because of the magnitude of the project, The Marq Southlake will be built in two phases and has a multi-year development timeline:

  • September 2014 – Phase 1 construction began
  • Summer 2015 – Phase 2 design finalized
  • Late 2015 – Phase 1 opens
  • Fall 2016 –  Phase 2 construction begins
  • Early 2018 – Phase 2 opens

The Marq Southlake is located at 411 Unity Way, Southlake, TX 76092. For more information, visit the new website at

CISD's 2009 Bond Program Wraps Up with Noticeable Improvements

As families and students enjoy some time off this summer, Carroll ISD is working on facility improvements districtwide to bring in the new 2013-2014 school year. The Carroll Board of Trustees approved the formation of the Bond Advisory Committee, a group of citizens that oversee construction projects from the approved 2009 Bond Program, which was estimated to last approximately four years. The $138 million bond approved by voters in the district was the largest in Carroll ISD history. The completion date for the bond program is set for August 1.

At Carroll Senior High, upperclassmen will notice several changes to the campus when school begins in the fall. At the front entry, the main entrance and office is being reconfigured to enhance safety for all Dragons at the campus. Located in the “100” hallway inside Carroll Senior High’s first floor, educators will notice an expanded lecture room to utilize in the upcoming school year. Science labs are currently being reconfigured to provide a layout that functions properly as a lab and classroom. Also, students will see new storefront doors by the Student Activities Center (SAC).

Inside the Performance Course/Charlie Stalcup Indoor Workout Center, coaches and athletes will enjoy an updated facility including new interior walls and turf, updates to lighting and a sealed roof. The Cross-Country interval track installation will also be completed this summer which will greatly reduce the likelihood of injuries to the runners due to the level surface. On the tennis courts at CSHS, shade structures will be added as well as a resurfacing of the court. Also, drivers will find it easier to navigate when roads are reconfigured and pavements are replaced between the field house and main building of the campus. Lockers will also be added inside Carroll Senior High’s Aquatics Center. Dragons can expect to see the completion of these final developments by the end of summer.

Improvements from the bond program that have already been set in place include work that has changed the blueprint of Carroll schools dramatically.  Walnut Grove Elementary School, the newest elementary campus opened its doors in the fall of 2011, allowing more space for an overcrowded Durham Intermediate School. WGES features sustainable technology including natural lighting, geothermal wells for heating/cooling and more updates which allow for local tax dollars to be used more efficiently. Carroll Middle School’s new solar-powered campus also opened for the 2011-2012 school year. Due to its energy saving measures, the district is expected to save approximately 70 percent in utility costs. Both secondary campuses, Carroll Senior High and Carroll High School have seen significant updates in the recent years thanks to the bond program. Included in the improvements are new art buildings at both campuses. Also, Carroll Senior High enjoys a new auxiliary gymnasium, additional locker room and coaches’ offices for tennis, cross country, baseball and softball. Additional parking and facility expansions were implemented at the Aquatics Center. At Carroll High School, an academic wing was added to the south side of the campus along with a new wrestling center/field house. Major technology improvements including wiring and infrastructure have also been added but are less visible to the eye. Not to mention, numerous renovations in entrances and offices across the district to enhance safety. Dragon Stadium wasn’t forgotten about either. Its first expansion project which opened to the public in August of 2010 included 1,600 additional seats, expanded parking, restrooms, concessions, an updated turf and a new technology Disaster Recovery Center.

Groundbreaking for New DPS North Training Facility

Southlake’s Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of our new Southlake Department of Public Safety North Training Facility. The event will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at White Chapel Boulevard and Dove Road.

The new DPS facility will be nearly 37,000 square feet and will have an indoor firing range; police reporting stations and a ladder company with four firefighters on each shift to cover the North end of Southlake. “The new facility will greatly enhance the response times for Police and Fire Services for the residents in the northern part of the City,” said DPS Director Jim Blagg.

The facility will have a fully staffed fire truck company including firefighters trained in Advanced Life Support which will allow for a faster medical response for the residents in that part of the City.“This facility helps the City keep a promise of enhanced safety and security for our residents,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton.  “The vision of the City Council and the Crime Control Prevention District Board will be realized in about 14 months when construction is complete.”

The DPS North Training facility will also be available for use by other local Police and Fire Departments. This will allow for multi-agency training at the indoor gun range. The plans for the new DPS North Training Facility have been years in the making. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the DPS North project in January of 2010 and it was then approved by Southlake Councilmembers in June of 2010.

The DPS North Training Facility will take approximately fourteen months to complete.