Tuesday, December 5, 2023

City Acquires Land on East Highland

Twelve and one-half acres of land on East Highland now belongs to the City of Southlake. Nestled between Harbor Chase of Southlake and Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, the City recently closed on the property.

“For now, the land will stay in its current passive state, maybe with a little bit of clean-up of the brush, but we want to work with the Council and the Parks and Recreation Board to determine its best uses,” said Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher. “In the future, it will likely be considered as part of the updated Southlake 2035 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan.”

Thatcher noted that as part of the City’s Mobility Master Plan, Kirkwood Boulevard would eventually extend across the western portion of the property. The plan for that project will be part of the Capital Improvement Planning process in the coming years.

The land has been on the market for several years, and under the Council’s direction, it was acquired for just over $3 million with money from the City’s general fund.