The $15 million proposed tennis center will not be built in Flower Mound after 54% of voters voted "against" the ballot item.
Of the 7,802 Proposition A voters, only 3,580 voted in favor of the new center, which would have been built near Trotter Park. More than 4,000 voted against the tennis center.
Updated 9:02 p.m. May 6
With just under 7,000 votes counted, the opposition is leading the race for the proposed $15 million Flower Mound tennis center.
A total of 6,999 votes have been counted, with 3,801, or 54.31%, voting against and 3,198, or 45.96%, voting for.
The Town Council voted unanimously Feb. 6 to place Proposition A—construction of a tennis center at Trotter Park—on the May 6 general election ballot. If passed, officials expect a two-year time frame for it to be built with a tentative 2025 completion date.
Through surveys beginning in 2010 and relayed through the town’s Parks and Trails Master Plan through 2023, officials identified a public tennis center was a priority for Flower Mound residents, according to Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Jennings.
“[This vote] now gives Flower Mound voters a chance to decide whether or not they would like to fund the construction of a tennis center,” Jennings said at the Feb. 6 Town Council meeting.
The cost of the center will be split up among different town accounts, per Town Manager James Childers. Half of the $15 million will be pulled from the general obligation bond program. The other $7.5 million will be split evenly between the general fund, the park development fund and Flower Mound’s 4B Sales Tax, which dedicates one-fourth of 1% of all sales tax collections to parks and recreation improvements.
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