The city is taking a look at installing gateway signs to welcome motorists and residents. There have been plans for years to incorporate gateway signs to major highway intersections at the city limits, according to city documents. The first of these signs would be placed at the corner of the Northwest Highway and SH 114 frontage road near Perry's Steakhouse and Grille.
"The intent is not to have multiple concepts," said Kevin Mitchell, Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department director, at the March 5 Grapevine City Council meeting. "The intent is this is the concept, and we’re going to figure out how it will fit."
Upon Mitchell's presentation, council unanimously approved awarding a contract to Schrickel, Rollins, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. for the development of construction documents for the signs. The city has budgeted $58,500 for the services from its grant fund.
Mitchell said he will keep the council updated as the consultants survey the area. The consultants will prepare construction documents and probable costs, which will be submitted for council approval.