On November 6, voters will be asked to consider two bond propositions that will be located on the bottom of the ballot that includes the Presidential election and other state and local offices.
No tax increase is proposed with either proposition.
New Public Safety Building
The Police Department was relocated to its current location in 1978. The current building was originally constructed as office space rather than for public safety facilities. The population of Grapevine has increased from 29,000 in 1990 to close to 50,000 today. It is anticipated that the proposed 100,000 square foot facility would accommodate all police activities and fire administration, Municipal Court and Detention based on our build-out population of 55,000. The consolidation of the Police Department and Fire Administration personnel into one location will combine training space and facilities. Highlights of the proposed building include:
-An advanced Emergency Operations Center equipped with technology and equipment needed to deal with a localized or regional emergency
-A detention center that meets State jail standards
-Increased training space, including space for physical training for police and firefighters
-A state of the art dispatch center
-A larger and more secure property and evidence room
-A more sophisticated crime lab
-A separate juvenile holding area
-A larger and more technologically current Municipal Court with more public parking
-Accommodates 25 year growth needs for these departments
After an extensive study, the City Council has narrowed the location to two sites. The final selection will be determined by the end of the year based on land availability/price. The total cost of the proposition is approximately $38.6 million.
Community Activities Center Expansion
This expansion will increase the square footage of the Center to 108,000 (more than double the size of the Center) and is based on a build-out population in Grapevine of 55,000. It is currently anticipated to include a special wing in the building which will take the place of our current Senior Activities Center. The currently proposed amenities are based on citizen input and are currently anticipated to include:
-Larger fitness room
-Indoor Family Aquatics Center (lap lanes, slides/interactive play features, lazy river)
-Additional multi-purpose rooms
-Added facilities and equipment for all ages and abilities
-Enhancements to the walking/jogging track
-Expanded locker rooms
The total projected cost for the proposed expansion is $30.1 million.