Community Corner

Community Corner

Community Corner

by Denton County Commissioner Precinct 3 Bobbie Mitchell

Flower Mound updates county on town initiatives

During a recent Denton County Commissioners Court meeting, we learned the latest on Flower Mound’s River Walk and Lakeside Village.

Restaurant row is under construction on the River Walk, which is anchored by a Courtyard by Marriott, and Home2Suites and features a splash pad, amphitheater and a new retail/office building,

Lakeside Village is the latest development in the works, which will bring additional $1.5 billion in value to the town along with seven restaurants lining Lake Grapevine on the south side.

Andrea Roy, Director of Economic Development in Flower Mound, also touted the accolades Flower Mound
has received, including “Happiest Small Town in America” by Top Counseling Schools, the “Most Livable Small City” by SmartAsset and the “Safest City in Texas” by SafeHome and The Home Security Advisor.

The town has continued to diversify its tax base with additional commercial, retail and industrial business. In 2017-2018, the town collected $12.2 million in sales tax. In the first six months of 2018-2019, sales taxes had increased 8.2 percent.

The town also began developing themed parks, recently opening Thrush Park, which is dinosaur-themed. Stone Creek Park with its tree-themed park sports a new shade structure.

The community update is part of a weekly series of updates during our Commissioners Court meetings from
each of the 44 communities across Denton County.

We look forward to these updates and hope to return the favor in the near future.

Point Vista/Turbeville road construction to finish in July

Construction on Point Vista and Turbeville roads in Hickory Creek is almost complete. The estimated $2 million dollar project involved reconstructing Point Vista as a three-lane, undivided concrete road and Turbeville Road as a four-lane, divided concrete road.

Turbeville is open to two-way traffic along Point Vista Road, the west side of Turbeville Road and one way (westbound) traffic on the east side of Turbeville Road.

The contractor is expected to finish the project by July, barring any rain delays. A ribbon cutting ceremony has been tentatively scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on July 18 at the Hickory Creek Town Hall.

We hope you’ll join us to commemorate the completion of this project.

Lake Dallas to gain new business

Ahern Rentals, which took over the former Coors Distribution plant, started construction to move in this summer.
The heavy equipment sales, rental and repair service company is opening a superstore in Lake Dallas.

The Lake Dallas Community Development Corporation recently purchased property along south Lake Dallas Drive. A retreat this summer with the city council and development corporation will focus on economic goals for those properties, the downtown area and the Swisher Road corridor.

Lewisville to celebrate 50th anniversary of Texas International Pop Festival

On Labor Day weekend in 1969, more than 100,000 music fans converged on Lewisville for what would become one of the largest music events in Texas.

For three days at the former Dallas International Motor Speedway and a smaller stage on the Lewisville Lake shores, the Texas International Pop Festival featured such performers as Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Santana and more.

Fifty years later, the Texas Pop Turns 50 celebration is slated for Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Lake Park Golf Course from 2 – 11:30pm each day.

ZZ Top will be the headliner on Saturday with Chicago headlining on Sunday. Both performances are at 10pm.
Other performers include: Sarah Jaffee, Bombasta, The Box Tops, Animotion, Glen Clark Band, and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights – to name a few.

For ticket, parking and other information, visit https://www.cityoflewisville.com/about-us/city-departments/community-relations-tourism/special-events-festivals/50th-anniversary-texas-international-pop-festival.

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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