This November 4, DeSoto residents will have the opportunity to vote on four propositions for improvements within the City. These four propositions encompass: (I) Street Improvements, (II) New Fire Station #2, (III) Park Land Improvements and (IV) Land Acquisition for Future Economic Development.
Early voting begins October 20 at the Library Assembly Hall at the DeSoto Public Library, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road. Watch the informational video:
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Proposition I: Street Improvements: $6.3 Million
Proposition I will allocate $6.3 million to improve Parkerville Road, between Hampton Road and Polk Street. This proposed project will widen Parkerville Road to a four-lane divided, concrete roadway with underground drainage, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping. This project will be similar to the widening of Parkerville Road, from I-35 to Polk Street, which was completed in 2008.
Proposition II: New Fire Station #2: $5.25 Million
If approved by voters, Proposition II will allow for the construction and improvement of firefighting facilities, including the construction of a new Fire Station #2 on Parks Drive. The new Fire Station will better accommodate both male and female firefighters. Plans for the new Fire Station will include pull-through bays for large emergency equipment, administrative offices, and training and fitness areas for the firefighters.
Proposition III: Park Land Improvements: $1.575 Million
Proposition III will provide park improvements, as well as several Roy Orr Trail extensions, which are intended to close existing gaps and create a comprehensive trail system in the City of Desoto.
Mantlebrook Park Trail will be adding a half-mile looped trail at Mantlebrook Drive and Beverly Drive, and will be connected to the Roy Orr Trail System.
Roy Orr Trail will be extended from Mirkes Parkway to an area near the intersection of Wintergreen Road and Westmoreland Road.
Roy Orr Trail will be extended from Murphy Hills Park to Alpine Drive.
DeSoto Ranch Nature Trail Phase I will provide for the construction of a nature trail with pond features.
The Briarwood Park renovation will include updates and improvements such as trail, lighting and other park amenities.
Meadowcreek Park improvements will include the addition of athletic fields with lighting, irrigation and drainage.
Proposition IV: Land Acquisition for Future Economic Development: $6.3 Million
Proposition IV will set up an account for the purchase of land for economic development purposes, for an area described in the Hampton Road Redevelopment Plan – an area generally located along Hampton Road, and generally bound by an area just south of Belt Line Road and an area just north of Pleasant Run Road.
For more information, please attend the informational town hall meeting on September 13 at 10 a.m. at Desoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road., or to attend the Dining & Dialogue session on September 20, please call 972.230.9648.
Download the informational brochure here
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