Southlake proposes strategy to add more open space

The Southlake City Council discusses proposed open space acquisition strategy. (Courtesy city of Southlake)
The Southlake City Council discusses proposed open space acquisition strategy. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

The Southlake City Council discusses proposed open space acquisition strategy. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

The city of Southlake is looking to acquire more open space that supports its infrastructure goals and protects identified natural resources and that is accessible to the public.

The Open Space Acquisition strategy was presented at a Southlake City Council meeting on Feb. 15.

The process to add more open space would involve a preliminary review, City Council consideration, initiation of acquisition process and completion of acquisition.

The Open Space Acquisition strategy has not yet been adopted by the city. Staffers are looking for feedback so they can make changes before presenting a final version for council to consider.

“Once and if we get to a point where we’re ready to complete the acquisition, we would come back to council with a final funding plan and make a final recommendation,” assistant city manager Alison Ortowski said.


If the council decides to move forward with the policy, the process for acquisition would then begin.
By Zacharia Washington

Reporter, Austin Metro

Zacharia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after a year spent working on a community engagement project at the Texas Observer. In Austin Metro, she covers higher education, health, transportation, business and local government. Prior to CI, Zacharia graduated from Huston-Tillotson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. Zacharia has a passion for journalism, service and the community, and she's honored to work at a place with the same values as her own.