Community Corner

Community Corner

Community Corner

by Denton County Commissioner Precinct 3 Bobbie Mitchell

Highland Village, Hickory Creek officials update county

Officials from the Town of Hickory Creek and City of Highland Village recently updated us about what is happening in their communities.

The presentations are part of an ongoing series where Denton County invites our cities and towns to give presentations during the Commissioners Court meetings on Tuesdays.

Hickory Creek Mayor Lynn Clark told us their town has experienced 40 percent growth since 2010 with more on the way. Several residential developments will begin building soon including Hickory Creek Crossing with 90 new homes and Hickory Farms with 140 new homes.

The Town of Hickory Creek is experiencing commercial development along the recently completed Turbeville and Point Vista roads. An 8,500-square-foot Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant will sport rooftop dining while the Elm Fork Tap House, featuring a silo from the former Lewisville Feed Mill, will provide patio dining. In addition, Don Camillo Italian Cuisine recently purchased property off Turbeville Road. The Adam’s Cliff shopping center planned in the area will feature several new businesses including The Learning Experience daycare.

Highland Village Mayor Charlotte Wilcox and City Manager Mike Leavitt shared a few interesting facts about their city. For instance, the average age in Highland Village is 43 and an estimated 56.7 percent of the city’s residents are between the ages of 25 and 65. An average family of 3.3 members has a median home value of $384,214.

City officials also shared how fast the city’s property valuations have grown – doubling in 14 years to $2.25 billion as of fiscal year 2018-2019. In that period, the city saw significant retail development with The Shops of Highland Village, The Marketplace at Highland Village and much more. On one note, the sales tax revenues paid for nearly 23 miles of trails spanning the city.

We were glad to have representatives from both communities visit Commissioners Court and look forward to hearing from our other towns and cities.

DON’T FORGET…

Lake Dallas Animal Shelter needs supplies

If you like animals and want to help, the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter could use a few supplies.

With an abundance of kittens, the shelter immediately needs dry kitten food. Other items on the wish list include bleach, Clorox wipes, canned adult cat food, canned kitten pate, 42- to 55-gallon contractor trash bags, Dawn dish soap, dishwasher pods and laundry detergent. The shelter is located at 687 N. Lakeview Drive. You can reach them at (940) 497-7090.

If you have room in your family for a new member, consider adopting a furry friend from the shelter.

National Night Out brings neighbors, police together

Consider registering your neighborhood for the annual National Night Out in Lake Dallas from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1.

The event also promotes partnerships between police and the community to create a safer, more caring place to live.

Register your neighborhood on the Lake Dallas Police Department Facebook page.

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If you have any questions or comments, please let me hear from you. My email is bobbie.mitchell@dentoncounty.com and my office number is 972.434.4780.


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