Sunday, September 22, 2019

Carillon Parc Steering Committee Formed as Project Gains Momentum

Carillon Parc, a new mixed-use commercial concept, is making strides. With the approval of the Zoning Change and Development Plan at the June 19, 2018 City Council meeting, City staff is making preparations for public spaces planned for this large-scale project.

Given the magnitude of the project which will require involvement from numerous city Boards and Commissions, Council decided at their August 21st meeting to move forward with the formation of a project Steering Committee.

The development plan includes a number of public uses including a public library, parks and open spaces and public art. Also, as part of the development of the library, there have been some initial discussions of potentially using the second floor for performing arts and museum uses.

A project of this size will involve several of the City’s board and commissions: Southlake Parks Development Corporation, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Southlake Arts Council, Community Enhancement Development Corporation and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

“We’ve had a handful of projects in the City where you might have one or two boards that might have a common interest in that project,” Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher noted during his Council presentation. “I don’t think we’ve had anything of this magnitude. And so, that’s why this coordinated effort is there.”

As the project moves forward and development preparations are made, Council will work with these boards and commissions to finalize governance plans for the public spaces, while also working closely with the development team through final construction and occupancy.

The proposed Steering Committee will be comprised of the Mayor, three City Council members, including the SPDC Chair, and representatives from the above-listed boards and commissions. It will assist the Council with the development process and be charged with:

  • Reviewing the City’s comprehensive plan elements for project alignment;
  • Developing and recommending to Council project Vision, Goals and Objectives to establish the framework for public space decision-making;
  • Reviewing and commenting on project funding plan, including budgets;
  • Working closely with project staff, consultants, and developer to finalize conceptual plans for facilities; and,
  • Advising Council on other matters as requested.

Advisory board members serving on the Steering Committee, along with staff liaisons will be responsible for keeping their respective boards informed throughout the process. Advisory Boards will discuss, consider, or take other formal action on matters in accordance with the board’s enabling ordinance.

As plans proceed, City Council and board members will actively seek input from the community and potential user groups.

Strong coordination and community feedback will strengthen the process and the final outcome, resulting in public spaces for residents, businesses, and visitors to enjoy.

Learn more about development in Southlake by visiting the Planning and Development Services web page.

Community Update about Proposed Carillon Parc

Mark your calendars for a public meeting about the proposed Carillon Parc on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Mayor Laura Hill will lead the public meeting whose purpose is to update Southlake residents and the City’s Boards and Commission members. Meeting attendees will hear from Southlake staff about the overall project as well as the proposed public park, proposed public library, and the potential public investment. The meeting will take place at The Marq Southlake in Legends Hall and will start at 6:00 p.m.

Currently, the Carillon residential community sits on 285 acres of land between North White Chapel Boulevard and Carroll Avenue on State Highway 114.

The Development Plan was heard by the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission on May 17, 2018. The Commission recommended the development to the Council by a vote of 6-0. The proposed development plan is scheduled to go before the Council on June 5, 2018.

Be a Part of Southlake's Boards and Commissions

The leaders of this community are proud of the City and the residents who call Southlake ‘home.’ If you are looking for a way to be further engaged in the City and help support the City Council in their mission, now is the time.

On June 18th, the Mayor and Council will make appointments to the Building Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Citizens interested in helping their local government in the areas of regard to park facilities, zoning cases, and commercial or residential development are encouraged to complete an application for a board or commission. Applications may be obtained from the City’s website. Each appointment is for a term of two years.

City Council is looking for committed Citizens to our community. If you desire to serve in this role, please complete an application and send an e-mail (arichardson@ci.southlake.tx.us) or fax (817).748.8270 to the City Secretary’s Office.

Call for Volunteers – Be a Part of Southlake’s Boards and Commissions

Do you want to be part of the City of Southlake team?  The City Council is seeking residents who want to be engaged in their community and help support the City Council in their mission.

The City has current vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment.  If you have an interest in these positions, please complete an application and submit to the City Secretary by March 4, 2013.  The Council will interview prospective applicants and appoint members to fulfill the vacancies at their March 19, 2013 meeting.

On June 18, 2013, the Mayor and Council will make appointments to the Building Board of AppealsParks and Recreation Board,Planning and Zoning CommissionSouthlake Parks Development Corporation, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Citizens interested in helping their local government in the areas of regard to park facilities, zoning cases, and commercial or residential development are encouraged to complete an application for a board or commission.  Applications may be obtained from the City’s website.

Each appointment is for a term of two years, unless appointed to fulfill an existing vacancy for an unexpired term. It takes a team to run a City, and City Council wants you to be a part of our team. If you have the desire and the commitment to devote to our community, please complete an application and e-mail (arichardson@ci.southlake.tx.us) or fax (817).748.8270 to the City Secretary’s Office.

You can also mail or hand-deliver your application to the City Secretary’s Office, 1400 Main Street, Suite 270, Southlake, Texas 76092.  Applications must be received no later than May 5.