Council approved the authorization of $177,500 from the Convention and Visitors Bureau fund to pay Oxley Williams Tharp Architects of Fort Worth for the design development and construction documents during an Aug. 1 meeting.
The first phase of the project will take around 20 weeks, according to city documents. Overall, the project is estimated to cost between $3.2-$3.6 million with funding coming from the Convention and Visitors Bureau reserve fund balance.
Enhancements are planned to both the concourse and former pro shop area of the golf course with a focus on creating an open-air venue.
Information included on the redesign showed plans for a larger catering kitchen, more meeting space, a green room, reconfigured restrooms and more storage space in the concourse area. Pro shop improvements are restrooms, a warming kitchen, storage and other support facilities.
After the 20-week design period, project estimates presented to council indicate a four-week bidding window. Construction is anticipated to last between nine and 12 months once a bid is awarded.
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"The Council approved concept plans for the Grapevine Concourse and the former Pro Shop that will upgrade the Concourse dramatically and repurpose the former Pro Shop into an exciting multi-purpose pavilion," Paul W. McCallum, executive director of the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau said. "Larger banquets, bigger tournaments, both indoor and outdoor weddings and reunions will all take place in this great setting, nestled amongst century-old oaks overlooking the beautiful vistas of the Grapevine Golf Course.”
Editor note: A comment from Paul W. McCallum from the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau was added.