To honor the site's former use as an airport, arts council members said they envisioned a contemporary sculpture representing flight. While no artist has officially been selected, discussions are ongoing with Arkansas-based artist Hunter Brown.
"Working with the arts council to bring another incredible piece to one of Southlake's most popular areas is exciting," Mayor Laura Hill said in a news release. "That corner deserves a special piece that captures the spirit of our city and all it represents."
This discussion comes after site plan modifications were approved by City Council in November to address issues with the fountain area. The new plans call for the city to install public art on the site.
Funding for the artwork will come from a public investment agreement with the property owner that uses sales tax and property tax revenue from the development, according to a news release.
Site construction began on the week of Jan. 25 to reflect the new plans. The project is estimated to be completed in June.