The City of Southlake is now home to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Southlake Town Square.
The charging station is located on the bottom floor of the West parking garage next to the Grand Avenue entrance (east side). Through a partnership with TXU Energy, the City was awarded a ChargePoint charging station for two parking spaces.
The charging station, a Level 2 dual head EV charging station, is a single unit with connectors which allows two vehicles to be charged simultaneously. It charges at a maximum rate of 25 RPH (miles of Range Per Hour), and stations can fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours.
Nearly all cars currently on the market are compatible with the ChargePoint chargers.
Providing electrical charging stations around the City is a Tier 1 project in the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan. The City also plans on providing EV charging stations at The Marq Southlake with the completion of the Phase 2 construction.
The most visible impact to a community is the development that occurs within it. For Southlake residents it is evident that development is happening today. It can be troubling to think, how much development is too much? What are the rules that dictate how development occurs? Who is keeping track of all this development? How does development begin in Southlake?
The answers to all of these questions are an important part of the long-term sustainability of Southlake and the quality of life for the community. Because of this, a Town Hall Forum is scheduled to be held at Southlake Town Hall. Information will be provided on economic development, the planning (entitlement) process, Southlake 2030, regional growth outside of Southlake and community engagement. A panel discussion followed by time for questions and answers by local experts on these topics will be featured at the forum.
Tuesday, September, 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX
If you are interested in anything in particular, questions can be submitted prior to or after the forum by clicking here. Please note that similar questions will be consolidated and answered as one and questions are categorized based on their subject.
Updated: 3/23/15 to include additional work sites and map
Starting the week of March 23, 2015, City contractors will begin installing a 12-inch waterline at West Bob Jones Road, from TW King Road to North White Chapel. Crews also plan to replace an existing two-inch waterline with an eight-inch waterline connector at Lake Drive/Burney Lane and Palo Duro/Lonesome Dove Road.
Both projects are tiered recommendations in the Southlake 2030 Water Master Plan and will ensure that water demands are met in growing and developing areas, to eliminate dead end lines in the service system and to ensure adequate fire flow in case of emergencies.
The projects, which will be confined along West Bob Jones Road and Lonesome Dove Road up to Burney Lane to the east (see map), respectively, should have minimal traffic impact. Flaggers will be on site in the event of lane closures, however; and the City will communicate any potential closures via My Southlake News and its social media channels.
For questions, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.
The City recognized TXU Energy for their generous donation of 35 trees that were planted in Bob Jones Park with a ribbon-cutting held on May 1, 2014. Mayor John Terrell, Southlake City Council Members, and TXU Energy representatives were present for the event.
The trees were delivered by the Texas Tree Foundation on April 4, 2012 to the park. The tree species that were planted include: Shumard Red Oaks, Live Oaks, Texas Red Oaks, Bur Oaks, and Cedar Elms.
“It is a goal in Southlake to provide attractive and unique spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy in our community,” says Mayor John Terrell. “These trees will not only add to the aesthetic of the park, but also encourage sustainability and environmentalism. Southlake residents and visitors will continue to benefit from these generous contributions for years to come. ”
This donation from TXU Energy is part of their Committed to Community Growth Program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, TXU Energy has planted more than 190,000 trees across Texas.
“We are pleased to see the Committed to Community Growth Program succeed in Southlake,” says Lacy Sperry, Community Relations Manager for TXU Energy. “We appreciate the long-standing relationship we have with Southlake and hope this donation has a lasting impact on the City.”
On April 30th the Southlake 2030: Sustainability Master Plan committee held its first meeting regarding sustainability. For Southlake, sustainability means enhancing the City’s current and future status as a desirable, attractive, safe, healthy and fiscally‐sound community.
The specific term “sustainability” was first brought to the forefront and identified as a key goal during development of the Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Southlake 2030 Plan in 2009. As a result, the development of this document, the City’s first Sustainability Plan, began in 2013 and was adopted in 2014.
For more information about the Southlake 2030 Plan, visit Southlake2030.com.
The City of Southlake Planning & Development Services Department will host a city-wide SPIN meeting and open house Wednesday, October 9th, to obtain feedback on the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan.
The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. with an open house in the Town Hall Foyer. Various stations will be set up in the foyer that will provide information on the proposed plan.
Staff will also be available during this open house to answer questions. The open house will be followed by a presentation in the City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.
For more information about Southlake 2030 please visit www.Southlake2030.com.