FBTX ~ Envisioning a structure that could host medium-sized rentals, weddings, classes and special events, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved the concept, placement, size and design for a barn-like event center at the Historical Park.
The facility will be constructed by hotel/motel tax funds with no use of taxpayer dollars.
Since serious discussions on such a center began in 2018, City Administration has worked closely with the Historical Preservation and Restoration Board, City Council and a sub-committee to design a unique space within the Park for hosting different events and activities.
A structure that could accommodate at least 200 guests comfortably, along with a view that opened to the meadow were of high importance. The Historical Preservation and Restoration Board also requested that space be reserved for potential expansion in the future.
Contracts for design, civil engineering and geotechnical services were approved in November of 2019. That work is now complete. The Historical Preservation and Restoration Board unanimously approved and recommended the plan. The structure is envisioned for the northeast corner of the Park, looking out onto the meadow. It will include a large ballroom, office, serving area, prep area, restrooms, storage room, bride and groom’s rooms, meeting rooms and a porch.
A timetable for construction will be formulated once funding sources are available.