2014 Southlake City Council


The City Council starts with a 5:30 p.m. work session followed by meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake. 817-481-5581. www.cityofsouthlake.com

Terms and compensation

The mayor and council are elected at-large for three-year terms with term limits They are not paid.

TV coverage

Meetings are broadcast live on Charter cable Channel 27 and Verizon Fios Channel 34.

Hot topics for 2013

DPS North

  • The new building at 100 E. Dove Road, which houses a fire station plus a firing range for police and a large auditorium for training, is expected to reduce response times in North Southlake. The cost: about $13.3 million.

School resource officers

  • The Carroll ISD, the city and residents responded to the Sandy Hook school shootings by meeting to discuss ways to keep students safer. The result: City police officers are now stationed at each Carroll ISD school.

Forest Park Hospital opens

  • The $80 million boutique hospital opened at the end of May. The physician-owned hospital at 335 E. SH 114 has 54 patient rooms and 12 operating rooms, among other features.

Del Frisco's Grille built

  • The new restaurant at the corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue was completed near the end of 2013, giving Town Square its largest restaurant.

A look at 2014

Community Recreation Center

  • Construction on Phase 1—consisting of community areas and the senior center—is expected to start in 2014. Voters will have to approve a change in taxes to cover the cost of the second phase. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2017.

Park Village and Trader Joe's

  • A new shopping center on Southlake Boulevard, Park Village, has already signed REI. Across the street at Town Square, a new Trader Joe's supermarket is coming. Both are being built in 2014.

Economic development

  • The City Council approved a new economic development investment fund containing $600,000, and still must decide how it will be spent.

Residential growth at Town Square and elsewhere

  • The first condominiums for lease at Southlake Town Square may be built this year, as well as other new housing. Winding Creek subdivision was under construction as the year began.


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Jim's Pizza is relocating to Eldorado Parkway. (Community Impact staff)
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Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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