January 14, 2022
Addison Offices Closed January 17 for MLK Day

Town offices, including the Athletic Club, will be closed on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If you need to reach staff when offices are closed, please call the non-emergency public safety number at 972-450-7156. Trash and recycling collection will not be disrupted by the holiday and will be picked up as usual.
Council Update
Candidate Packets for May 2022 City Council Election Now Available
Packets to file for the May 2022 City Council election are now available in the City Secretary's office at Town Hall, 5300 Belt Line Road, Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm. The packet can also be downloaded on the Town's website. Wednesday, January 19 is the first official day to file for the election. The last day to file is on Friday, February 18 at 5pm. Please contact City Secretary Irma Parker at iparker@addisontx.gov or 972-450-7017 with any questions.
January 11 Proclaimed VisionsForConfidence Day in Addison
At the January 11 City Council Meeting, Mayor Joe Chow proclaimed January 11, 2022 as VisionsForConfidence (V4C) Day in Addison. Three members of the V4C team, Madeleine Chen, Ariana Wang, and Kaelyn Lee, attended the meeting and accepted the proclamation on behalf of the organization.

VisionsForConfidence (V4C) is a non-profit performing arts organization co-founded by Madeleine Chen and Elizabeth Echt, two rising sophomores at The Hockaday School. The V4C co-founders have dedicated their passion for the performing arts to providing scholarships supporting talented young artists with financial needs to pursue continued art training. V4C also provides financial support and works with children who have special needs, introducing them to a world of Performing Arts to which they never would have had access.

Thank you to V4C for helping make performing arts accessible to all. You can watch the V4C proclamation presentation here.
Addison to Contribute to Metrocrest Services'
Building Our Future Capital Campaign
For over 50 years, Metrocrest Services has provided a variety of programs for Addison residents such as a food pantry, job skills training, senior programs, and rent assistance. In July 2021, Metrocrest Services asked Addison to support their Building Our Future capital campaign with a $120,000 contribution. The campaign seeks funding for the construction of Metrocrest's new Community Support Facility, a $15.8 million project which broke ground in November 2021 and is slated to open in the spring of 2023. The request was discussed by Council during the August 24, 2021 and December 14, 2021 Council meetings.  

At its January 11 meeting, Council approved a $120,000 Reimbursement Grant Funding Agreement between Addison and Metrocrest Services for the campaign. One of the key provisions of the grant is that Metrocrest agrees that the new building will be designed, developed, and constructed for the purpose of providing the Town’s residents enhanced access to local social services including, but not limited to:

  • Expanded case management services, space, and staff
  • Center for employment and continued education
  • Expanded food pantry and warehouse
  • Mobile pantry truck program capabilities
  • Volunteer center with training kitchen
  • Teaching garden with a nutritional program
  • Shared space to offer complementary services

Membership-based Primary Care Practice Eyes Prestonwood Place

In June 2019, the City Council approved the rezoning of Prestonwood Place Shopping Center to allow for façade improvements to all existing buildings, landscape and pedestrian improvements throughout the site, and extensive improvements to the building that is now home to Catapult Health. The rezoning, however, was not amended at that time to allow medical offices as a permitted use. Addison's zoning ordinance defines medical use as an office for the examination and treatment of outpatients, including dental examinations and treatments.

One Medical, a membership-based primary care practice, is considering occupying a tenant space at the northeast quadrant of the center. At its January 11 meeting, the City Council voted to approve an amendment to the center's zoning to permit medical use, making way for this new tenant.

Council Refinances Certificates of Obligation

At its January 11 meeting, Council approved the refunding (i.e. refinancing) of the 2012 Certificates of Obligation at a rate of 1.66%. The interest rate will result in debt savings of approximately $68,000 a year, with a Net Present Value savings in excess of $868,000, over the remaining life of the debt.

Bella Lane Construction Contract Approved
At its January 11 meeting, the City Council approved a contract for just under $3 million with Tiseo Paving Company for street paving, bridge installation, water and stormwater infrastructure, landscaping, and the construction of a detention pond associated with the Bella Lane South Extension and Alpha Road Connector Project. This project will extend Bella Lane in Addison through Brookhaven College to Alpha Road in Farmers Branch. The total project budget is $3.68M and is being shared between the Town of Addison ($1.6 million), UDR ($1.6 million), and Farmers Branch ($480,000). Addison's contribution is funded through bonds dedicated to Vitruvian development public infrastructure.

Construction work is anticipated to begin in early March and is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete. Once completed and accepted, Addison will only maintain the portion of the road within the Town limits. Farmers Branch and Dallas County Community College District will be responsible for all other maintenance outside of the Town limits. 

Special Council Meeting

The City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, January 19 to interview master developer finalists for the Town's transit-oriented development project at Addison Circle. As is permitted by Texas law, the interviews will be held in an Executive Session and will not be open to the public. At this time there are ongoing negotiations between multiple parties, but once a finalist is selected more information will be shared with the public.

The agenda will be posted here three days prior to the meeting.
Around Town
Addison Announces Dates for 2022 Special Events
Addison is known as the place to gather and celebrate with great music, food, and fun. Its legendary special events attract tens of thousands of people to North Texas with talented musical guests, memorable visual displays, dancing, and more. For 2022, Addison’s signature festivals including Taste Addison, Addison Kaboom Town!, and Addison Oktoberfest will return along with the neighborhood-favorite Addison After Dark series.

Taste Addison, a celebration of food, music, and fun, will take place June 3-4 in Addison Circle Park. This ever-popular sampling of the Addison social experience highlights dozens of delicious bites from the Town’s best restaurants and live performances from acclaimed musical acts.

Addison Kaboom Town! arrives on July 3. The dazzling, nationally renowned fireworks show takes to the skies in celebration of Independence Day. The Town watch party in Addison Circle Park will feature food and drink vendors, musical entertainment, and family friendly activities. As a townwide celebration, the festivities extend beyond the park with watch parties hosted by many of the Town’s 200 restaurants. Prior to the fireworks, the Addison Airport Airshow will return this year with a captivating show visible throughout the Town.

The third weekend of September, experience Addison Oktoberfest, an authentic German Oktoberfest with a Texas twist. The four-day celebration of Bavarian culture and cuisine will take place Sept. 15-18. With polka dancing, traditional German games, folk music, and Paulaner bier, Addison’s Oktoberfest is known as the most authentic outside of Munich.

In addition to the three major festivals, Addison will also hold several smaller events through its Addison After Dark series. On the third Saturday of each month between April and November (except in September, when Addison Oktoberfest takes its place), a different themed gathering will take place at 7pm in Addison Circle Park. Themes range from ’80s Night Out to Harvest Hootenanny and guests are encouraged to dress according to the theme for each one. These monthly nights of free entertainment feature live music, food and beverage vendors, games,and more.
Vitalyc Medspa Opens in Addison
Vitalyc Medspa officially opened its Addison location at 5290 Belt Line Road in Prestonwood Place on Thursday, January 13 with a Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Pro Tempore Guillermo Quintanilla joined Metrocrest Chamber President Hayden Austin in welcoming this new high-tech spa to Addison.

The 2,500-square-foot center has eight treatment rooms and is Vitalyc's second location. Dallas Culturemap recently featured the new luxury spa which has "hired the industry’s top professionals and invested in the most advanced diagnostics to monitor clients’ progress and outcomes."

Welcome to Addison, Vitalyc Medspa!
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