Trophy Club eyes improvements

01/21/2014 10:27 AM

01/21/2014 10:28 AM

It promises to be anything but a dull year in Trophy Club.

In 2014, this affluent Denton County town of more than 10,000 has a lot of ambitious plans, including moving forward on its Vision 2030 Plan. The town also expects to complete a number of projects, including providing street and infrastructure improvements, and intends to take steps to enhance economic development activity.

Another major priority for the town this year is to strengthen its relationship with Trophy Club Municipal Utility District 1, said Mayor Connie White.

The town, the MUD and the town of Westlake are exploring options for the future of water and wastewater services in Trophy Club. MUD currently provides those services in Trophy Club and in the Solana business park in Westlake.

The town has been exploring whether or not dissolving the MUD would benefit taxpayers in the MUD and in a public improvement district (or PID) that is outside of the MUD district but is still served by the MUD.

The town and MUD more recently have emphasized the need to work closely with each other to decide how best to provide quality, low-cost municipal services for taxpayers.

“Improving the relationship between the Town and TC MUD 1 is a priority,” White said. “Regardless of what happens between TC MUD 1 and the town of Westlake, town staff and the Town Council will continue to work toward common ground that benefits the entire Trophy Club community.”

Economic development also will be a key focus for the town, White said.

Goals for improving economic development will include efforts to energize current businesses and create buzz around the potential for new businesses in Trophy Club. Public outreach efforts will aim at driving shoppers and diners into Trophy Club.

There’s no shortage of commercial activity in the town.

The Trophy Club Tom Thumb will have a new fuel station in the near future – sometime in January or February.

The town also anticipates approving two hotels at Texas 114 and Trophy Wood Drive: a Holiday Inn (four stories and 93,000 square feet with 123 rooms, full service restaurant and shuttle service to DFW Airport – site plan approved at the Dec. 30 council meeting) and a Homewood Suites.

The town also expects to add more professional office development, including expansion of The Commons development at the roundabout and a new professional medical office at Bobcat Boulevard and Parkview Drive (adjacent to Medlin Middle School).

In addition to commercial growth, the town expects to add about 250 new homes this year.

“Quality commercial development in Trophy Club also remains a high priority and we must remain proactive in making sure that potential developments maintain the culture, values and vision for the township,” White said. “The Town Council is committed to listening to residents and working with developers to ensure proposed developments work for the community.”

The town is also developing a new logo, planning a new police station and placing a greater emphasis on citizen-driven initiatives. And providing residents with easier access to information, data and documents – all projects consistent with the Vision 2030 Plan, which is designed to shape how Trophy Club looks in the future.

Regarding road work and infrastructure, a major renovation of Indian Creek Drive is in the works. The street work also includes major storm drainage improvements.

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