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.
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.
Work continues on the repair on the privately owned Park Village Fountains. Owned by ShopCore Properties, the fountains experienced extensive plumbing and robotic problems starting in 2017. The most recent repairs have been ongoing on since early summer.
After evaluating their plans, the City has recently given the fountain contractors representing ShopCore permission to continue the repair work. The most recent repairs include the installation of a cover plate that sits at the bottom of the fountain to allow easier and more efficient access to the fountain’s mechanical equipment. In order to perform this work and to ensure the fountain functions safely, the City required the submission of engineered plans detailing the proposed work and the issuance of an electrical permit.
“We’ve been getting a lot of questions from residents about how the repairs are progressing and when they will be complete,” said Planning and Development Services Senior Director Ken Baker. “The contractors have submitted the necessary plans and permits and this week were given permission to continue with the repair work. However, the City has not been provided a timetable on when all necessary repair work will be completed and the fountain will once again be fully functional.”
The Southlake City Council approved the privately-owned lighted fountains as part of the Park Village development in 2013.
Contractor work on the privately owned Park Village fountain located on Southlake Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard is ongoing after it was found to require extensive repairs.
In June of this year, ShopCore Properties informed the City about the need to repair the fountain again after previous restorations in 2017. Repairs on the fountain started earlier this summer, and in a statement recently provided to the City, ShopCore management says they have not been given an anticipated completion date, however, repairs have been taking place daily.
“The fountain is privately owned and while there is a developer’s agreement in place, to date no City monies have been contributed towards its construction or upkeep,” said Assistant City Manager Alison Ortowski. “The City has been asked many times about its status. We look forward to repairs being complete and the fountain running the way that was approved by the City Council.”
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.