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

EngagedVibrantCommunityImage-30

1st Quarter Update
January 2021

A steering committee consisting of representatives from the City Council, City Manager's Office, Development Services Department, Parks Department, and DeSoto Economic Development Corporation along with Thorntree Golf Club leadership has been established to identify opportunities for the City and Thorntree to work together to support an attractive and well-maintained facility and ensure the viability of the neighborhoods surrounding Thorntree.  The committee has established a regular meeting schedule, with meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Two meetings have occurred thus far.  Currently, the committee is exploring the possibility of DEDC-sponsored façade and infrastructure grants to assist Thorntree with upgrading the entryway and signage and supplement their current water supply for the golf course.  The committee is also exploring programming opportunities for Thorntree to partner with DeSoto Parks and Recreation.