Stories to follow in 2019: Grapevine tourism grows with new city attractions


What we reported: Projects in Grapevine include $11 million in renovations at Great Wolf Lodge, the ongoing developments of Salt Lick BBQ and Stand Rock Resort and water park and the Vineyard Tower addition at Gaylord Texan Resort.

The latest: Grapevine City Council approved attraction overlays Dec. 18 for the Stand Rock Resort and water park to allow some flexibility with zoning restrictions. Project applicant Stu Zadra said he anticipates the hotel to premier in 2021 and timeshare condominiums to be added in 2022. Developers for Salt Lick BBQ are working on financing for the project, which was originally slated for completion in 2019. That date may extend into 2020, Grapevine Economic Development Director Bob Farley said.

What’s next: Construction for Stand Rock Resort and water park may begin as early as April, Farley said. The project will be finished in phases—the first of which may take roughly 15 months, depending on uncontrollable factors like weather. City Council also approved in December a site plan for four apartment buildings and a five-story hotel, which is a collaboration between Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites. Details about the project’s timeline will be announced later.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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