The Southlake City Council gave final approval to two office projects and got their first look at a third one on March 1. The council also approved the city’s fifth Starbucks café but, unlike the others, this one will sell alcohol.
The council unanimously approved a zoning change and site plan for two medical office buildings totaling 68,000 square feet on Southlake Boulevard just west of the Park Village shopping Center.
The 6-acre tract has seen many plans come and go over the last six years but Mayor Laura Hill said this is a much better product.
"They have fixed everything after the last meeting," she said.
The buildings are limited to two stories or 40 feet.
Pinnacle Point Office Park
Pinnacle Point Office Park would include six office buildings totaling 120,000 square feet on Kimball Avenue across the street from Dawson Middle School.
The project could speed up the extension of Village Center Drive from Kimball Avenue to Crooked Lane.
The council approved the zoning change and site plan 6-1 on first reading but directed the developer to consider rearranging the site so there’s more space between buildings.
Councilman Shawn McCaskill voted no.
The speculative office buildings will be built without signed leases.
The council gave final, unanimous approval for The Offices at Kimball Park that will be built at the northwest corner of Kimball Avenue and Texas 114.
The four-story, 116,484-square-foot building will have a separate one-level parking garage with 96 spaces.
The project is being built in conjunction with the Cambria Hotel & Suites already under construction next door.
Starbucks will sell beer, wine and sharable food items in addition to coffee at its newest Southlake location.
The 2,075-square-foot store will be built on the site of a McDonald’s, which has since been demolished, at 2155 W. Southlake Boulevard just east of Davis Boulevard.
Starbucks proposes a sleek new design for this location, a drive thru and a 670-square-foot patio with seating for up to 30 people.
The council approved a site plan unanimously at its March 1 meeting.
The Starbucks will start selling craft beer, wine and plates of food after 5 p.m. daily as part of its Starbucks Evenings program. The Seattle-based coffee chain has been experimenting with this concept since 2010.
It’s already available at select locations in Dallas and Fort Worth.
This Southlake location will also offer exclusive single-batch exotic coffees in addition to the normal coffee lineup.
The Starbucks will have plenty of competition from the Dunkin’ Donuts, which is in the same shopping center.