Work with the ownership of Thorntree Golf Club to support an attractive and well-maintained facility and neighborhood
1. Conduct regular meetings with Thorntree Golf Club corporate ownership to explore partnership opportunities that will support an attractive and well-maintained neighborhood | City Manager’s Office | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4
2. Organize a steering committee of staff and elected officials to identify opportunities to collaborate with Thorntree Golf Club | City Manager’s Office | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q1
4th Quarter Update
Thorntree failed to begin construction on the agreed upon façade improvements by the September 1, 2021 date as indicated in the Façade Grant Agreement. On September 15, the DDC issued Thorntree a Notice of Breach. During a subsequent meeting, Thorntree informed the steering committee of their intent to withdraw from the Facade Grant Agreement to focus their attention and resources on redeveloping an existing water well to secure a reliable water source for the golf course. On September 23, the DDC issued a Notice of Termination to Thorntree cancelling the Facade Agreement. Despite the lack of Thorntree’s follow through on the grant, the DeSoto Development Corporation, City Council, and staff have provided the opportunity for the golf course to conduct façade improvements through grant funding. This goal has been completed for FY 2021.
3rd Quarter Update
The Thorntree Steering Committee continues to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Thorntree Country Club has been approved for a $100,000 Facade Matching Grant (50% local match) from the DeSoto Development Corporation (DDC). Thorntree has committed to spending $50,000 on asthetic improvements with the DDC providing $50,000 in matching funds. The agreement for the Matching Façade Grant has been executed by both the DDC and Thorntree. Thorntree management has finalized the scope of work for the project, of which the major components include opening up the tree canopy, painting of the wrought iron fencing, landscape improvements to enhance curb appeal, spot repairs of the concrete driveway, and repairs to the brick wall along the entry way. Oncor has agreed to trim the trees outside of City Right of Way, along Wintergreen, leading to the Thorntree entrance.