At their meeting on Tuesday, February 26, the City Council held a public hearing and approved the replat of the The District of Highland Village. The Council approved a zoning change to the property located at the northwest corner of FM 407 and Briarhill Boulevard at their meeting on December 11.
The District, initially approved by the City Council, was planned as a “MainStreet” center with retail and residential town-homes. The new development plan will provide open air plazas for a mixed-use development of residential lofts, office professional facilities and retail uses. The replat allows the property to be developed according to the new zoning regulations and approved concept plan.
Council also held a public hearing and approved the replat of 2100 Village Parkway in the Marketplace at Highland Village into two lots. The property owner Victory Group, LLC plans to construct a 10,500 square foot retail building on the south lot.
The city manager was authorized to execute an agreement with H.W. Lochner for engineering and design services for the construction of the FM 407 and Briarhill right turn lane. The right turn lane from FM 407 to Briarhill Boulevard will provide a safe right turn while keeping the two lanes of through traffic moving westbound. The project amount is not to exceed $27,647.
Council also approved a resolution establishing a Public Art Policy. The policy puts in place procedures regarding the selection, acquisition and placement of public artwork in the City. It was recommended that an Art Board be created to serve as the recommending body approving the art selected for display and the Parks Board recommending the placement of the art. The Art Board will be created with the Council appointments to boards and commissions in October.
Also at this meeting Council approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a contract for tennis management services with Gray Event Management, LLC. With the City’s acquisition of the property located at 101 Clearwater Road, the Council directed staff to acquire a lease agreement with an outside entity for the management of the tennis courts on the property. The City purchased the property primarily to provide supplemental parking for The Robert & Lee DuVall Center and the Municipal Service Center. The lease of the tennis courts provides the city revenue and the management of a professional tennis program.
During the City Manager Report, the HVTV Update informed residents of the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt to be help at Unity Park on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 10:00 a.m.