With no construction underway on a proposed hotel and water park in Grapevine, council approved a request to extend a zoning decision approved last year.

Council members approved the extension of Stand Rock Resort and Water Park’s zoning overlay that will allow for the construction of a 661-room hotel, water park and on-site gaming machines during the Oct. 17 joint meeting with the Grapevine Planning and Zoning Commission. The proposed location is at 3509 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd., along SH 121 near Kubota Drive.

What’s happening?

A one-year extension of the zoning overlay will potentially allow time for construction to begin at the location of the proposed Stand Rock Resort and Water Park. According to city documents, Stand Rock Partners representative Stuart Zadra wrote to the city requesting an extension with the intent of requesting building permits in 2024.

By granting the extension, the approved zoning permits from 2022 will not expire, which is what initially led to the reapplication for zoning last year. Grapevine Director of Economic Development Garin Giacomarro said the zoning permits were set to expire Oct. 18.

“Because no construction will have begun by then, it was necessary for them to reapply for the extension, which they were granted by City Council,” Giacomarro said. “We will continue to work with Stand Rock as they make their way through our development process.”

The context

The approval for Stand Rock Resort and Water Park was originally granted in 2016 by council. In 2018, attraction overlays were first granted for the resort prior to their expiration.

When completed, Stand Rock Resort and Water Park will be the third hotel and water park within the city of Grapevine, joining Great Wolf Lodge and the Gaylord Texan.