Goal #7

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

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3rd Quarter Update
July 2021

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.

2nd Quarter Update
April 2021

The Thorntree Steering Committee continues to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Thorntree Country Club has applied and been approved for a Facade Matching Grant from the DeSoto Development Corporation (DDC).  Thorntree has committed to spending $100,000 to make improvements to the entryway and landscaping. The DDC will provide a match of $50,000, for Thorntree's investment of $100,000 in improvements. The interior of the country club facility sustained damaged as a result of the recent winter storm.  Therefore, interior activities planned by the Parks and Recreation Department have been postponed until further notice while repairs are made. Exterior activities such as the golf camp are still being planned.