Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Help Southlake By Providing Your Opinions on Development Projects

Residents have a vision for the community they live in. Together, the City of Southlake, residents and businesses can create the best possible Southlake.  

To do this, it requires the implementation of plans and processes that undergo rigorous examination. We need your help in reviewing potential development projects. 

The Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods was created in 1993 as a forum of open communication, typically between Southlake residents and applicants with development proposals. Occasionally, the City of Southlake will bring proposals through SPIN, like when the City proposes improvements to a City facility or park. 

SPIN is a first step in the development process. Sometimes items presented during SPIN are still in the concept phase. Though it’s not a required step, City staff encourages developers to present their ideas during SPIN meetings. 

During SPIN meetings, votes are NOT taken. The discussion is purely a learning experience for everyone involved. 

When a developer comes up with a project idea, they are able to present it during a SPIN meeting with an approximate timeline to start the conversation with the community. In many cases, this happens before a developer submits any formal project plans to the City. 

In 2019 alone, there were 39 different ideas presented during SPIN meetings. Many concepts went on to receive final approval and some chose not to continue the development process. 

SPIN is an opportunity for developers and residents to exchange information. Developers gain an understanding for how residents feel about their project and residents can hear ideas and provide feedback early in the development process. 

With the assistance of residents, the City of Southlake can enhance the quality of life for the entire community and achieve the high standards we’ve set for ourselves. 

Interested in attending the next SPIN meeting? It’s scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and will be held virtually. Click here to see what’s on the agenda and learn how to watch or participate.

For future meetings, subscribe to the SPIN calendar on the City’s website (“Notify Me”) to be notified when an agenda is posted. 

Watch for announcements on when SPIN meetings are held by following the City of Southlake Facebook pagechecking the calendar on the City of Southlake website or registering to receive SPIN notifications through Alert Southlake. 

Learn more about SPIN here. 

Join Us Virtually for the May 12 SPIN Town Hall Forum

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s action that allows telephonic or videoconference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public and reduce in-person interaction and encourage social distancing, the May 12 SPIN Town Hall Forum will be held virtually.

Meeting Agenda

To review the meeting agenda, please visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/AgendaCenter.

Watch the Meeting

To simply watch the meeting, visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/VOD. Scroll down and select the “Live” tab. Once the meeting has concluded, it will post to the City’s on-demand video player (at the same link as above) no later than the morning of Monday, May 18.

Meeting Participation

For those who want to participate during the meeting, you are required to register with the City at this link: https://bit.ly/512SLKSPIN, starting 90 minutes (4:30 p.m.) before the 6:00 p.m. start time. Participation instructions will be sent to the email provided. Please note that at the time of the registration, participants will be held in a queue until the meeting starts. Please also allow for possible delay in the video at your location if internet connection speeds are slow.

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is frequently changing. The City of Southlake is committed to working with our residents and businesses as this unprecedented situation unfolds. For the latest City news and information, visit: www.ProtectSouthlake.com, Mayor Laura Hill’s Facebook page and the City’s Facebook pages.

 

May 5 City Council Session to be Held Virtually

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s action that allows telephonic or videoconference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public and reduce in-person interaction and encourage social distancing, the Southlake City Council is holding its May 5 session virtually. 

 

Meeting Agenda 

To review the meeting agenda, please visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/AgendaCenter. 

 

Watch the Meeting 

To simply watch the meeting, visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/VODScroll down and select the “Live” tab. Once the meeting has concluded, it will post to the City’s on-demand video player (at the same link as above) no later than the morning of Monday, May 11. 

 

Meeting Participation 

For those who want to participate during the meeting, you are required to register with the City at this link: https://bit.ly/May5CityCouncilstarting 90 minutes (4:00 p.m.) before the 5:30 p.m. start time. Participation instructions will be sent to the email provided. Please note that at the time of the registration, participants will be held in a queue until the meeting starts. Please also allow for possible delay in the video at your location if internet connection speeds are slow. 

 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is frequently changing. The City of Southlake is committed to working with our residents and businesses as this unprecedented situation unfolds. For the latest City news and information, visit: www.ProtectSouthlake.com, Mayor Laura Hill’s Facebook page and the City’s Facebook pages. 

Planning and Zoning Commission/Sign Board to Meet Virtually

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s action that allows telephonic or videoconference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public and reduce in-person interaction and encourage social distancing, the Planning and Zoning Commission/Sign Board will hold a virtual session April 23. (Please note that the Planning and Zoning Commission Serves as the Sign Board for the City of Southlake).

 

Meeting Agenda

To review the meeting agenda, please visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/AgendaCenter.

 

Watch the Meeting

To simply watch the meeting, visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/VOD. Scroll down and select the “Live” tab. Once the meeting has concluded, it will post to the City’s on-demand video player (at the same link as above) no later than the morning of April 27.

 

Meeting Participation

For those who want to participate during the meeting, you are required to register with the City at this link: https://cityofsouthlake.webex.com/cityofsouthlake/onstage/g.php?MTID=e40664c8df4d0fd30298986b409fc6a8e, starting 90 minutes (5:00 p.m.) before the 6:30 p.m. start time. Participation instructions will be sent to the email provided. Please note that at the time of the registration, participants will be held in a queue until the meeting starts. Please also allow for possible delay in the video at your location if internet connection speeds are slow.

 

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is frequently changing. The City of Southlake is committed to working with our residents and businesses as this unprecedented situation unfolds. For the latest City news and information, visit: www.ProtectSouthlake.com, Mayor Laura Hill’s Facebook page and the City’s Facebook pages.

City Council to Hold April 21 Session Virtually

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s action that allows telephonic or video conference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public and reduce in-person interaction and encourage social distancing, the Southlake City Council is holding its April 21 session virtually.

Meeting Agenda

To review the meeting agenda, please visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/AgendaCenter.

Watch the Meeting

To simply watch the meeting, visit: https://www.cityofsouthlake.com/VOD. Scroll down and select the “Live” tab. Once the meeting has concluded, it will post to the City’s on-demand video player (at the same link as above) no later than the morning of Monday, April 27.

Meeting Participation

For those who want to participate during the meeting, you are required to register with the City at this link: https://cityofsouthlake.webex.com/cityofsouthlake/onstage/g.php?MTID=e59b861724ac52b1e5faf7e3916ee558d, starting 90 minutes (4:00 p.m.) before the 5:30 p.m. start time. Participation instructions will be sent to the email provided. Please note that at the time of the registration, participants will be held in a queue until the meeting starts. Please also allow for possible delay in the video at your location if internet connection speeds are slow.

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is frequently changing. The City of Southlake is committed to working with our residents and businesses as this unprecedented situation unfolds. For the latest City news and information, visit: www.ProtectSouthlake.com, Mayor Laura Hill’s Facebook page and the City’s Facebook pages.