The Southlake City Council approved a zoning change and site plan for the Park Village development during the November 17 Council meeting. Plans include modifications to the fountain area, landscaping and hardscaping, as well as project milestones.
The fountain on the property located at Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue is inoperable and the property owner is seeking to correct the issues to create a community atmosphere.
In the plans submitted by Dunaway Associates, the large fountain would be reduced and an activity lawn, public art, landscaping and a shade structure would be added. The City will have access to the property to install and maintain any public art installed.
Construction is expected to begin in January 2021 and be completed by June 2021, weather permitting.
The privately-owned Park Village fountains are days away from completion according to a ShopCore Properties representative.
ShopCore’s representative also tells the City that crews are working quickly to wrap up the work. After troubleshooting robotics and sealer issues last week, the larger fountain is now filled with water and running. With a few more updates to the robotics system, the large fountain is expected to be fully functional by next week.
The representative also indicated that the smaller fountain near Taverna Rossa is also expected to be repaired next week. A broken water pipe needs to be fixed before that fountain is back online.
The Park Village Fountains are located on the corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue. The Southlake City Council approved the privately-owned fountains as part of the Park Village development in 2013.
The privately owned fountain at Park Village is in need of repairs that could take several months to complete.
Representatives from ShopCore Properties, the owners of Park Village, tell the City that while the fountain had been working over the last several months, recently new issues were discovered.
“We are doing everything we can to permanently repair the fountain at Park Village, said Terrie Hatfield, Regional Property Manager at ShopCore Properties. “With each repair, there is a necessary investigatory process to define the root cause of each breakdown, which requires specialists to evaluate. We are continuously addressing all repairs and are committed to ensuring Park Village is a best in class property.”
The fountain was previously repaired in 2017 after experiencing pipe corrosion issues.
The privately-owned fountain at Park Village is currently turned off due to water leak and pipe corrosion issues. According to the Park Village property management, ShopCore Properties, several steps must be taken before it is in working order again.
Those steps include filling the fountain with non-corrosive City water to help determine where the leak is coming from, repairing the corroded water lines, re-plastering the inside of the fountain and finally sealing the outside masonry. Once the fountain is operational it will continue to be run on City water to avoid the corrosion from the previous well water.
The timeline for the overhaul is still being determined. The City will be working with ShopCore management and the fountain’s new construction contractors to monitor the complete and timely repair.
While the fountain does not represent a safety issue, parents are urged to keep their children away from the fountain until renovations are complete.
“ShopCore appreciates the patience of the community while they work through this repair and are excited to have the fountain back up and running so the community can enjoy every aspect of the property,” said a ShopCore Properties spokesperson in a statement.