At the Jan. 13 meeting, the Highland Village City Council approved the site plan for First Choice Emergency Room to be located in the Marketplace at Highland Village. The 7,205-square-foot building will be constructed on pad site west of Applebee’s. The Planning & Zoning Commission approved the site plan by a vote of 4-1 and forwarded to Council with the recommendation to change the stucco horizontal panels to stone panels and review options to maximize the space under the porte-cochere for patient access. Council unanimously approved the site plan.
Council approved a resolution supporting the Healthy Kids, Healthy Family, Healthy Communities Campaign. The campaign is a collective effort between the City of Highland Village, the Town of Flower Mound, Denton County and the Lewisville Independent School District to create an educational tool for parents with students in LISD to use on the topic of drug abuse. The booklet First Aid for Drug Free Living – 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about Drug Abuse was created and distributed via social media, retail locations, school and city websites and the LISD list serve.
An update on the 35Express project was given by Kimberly Sims from the 35Express Public Information Office. The FM 407 bridge is scheduled for demolition this April, the northbound frontage road between Garden Ridge and Highland Village Road will become southbound only in March or April and work has begun on the expansion of the Garden Ridge bridge. Visit www.express.org for details and to sign up for construction updates, lane closures and detours.
During the Mayor and Council Report, Mayor Wilcox received the Capital Credit Check from CoServ in the amount of $23,135.63. Capital Credits are funds the CoServ board retires and returns to member entities.
The HVTV Update informed of the annual Father & Daughter Dance on February 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville. Tickets can be purchased at hvparks.com or at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. The Doubletree Ranch Park construction diary told of the progress made at the park during the months of November and December.
The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.
Laurie Mullens handles public relations for the City of Highland Village.