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Southlake’s $290M Carillon Parc Project Moving Forward

Carillon Parc, Southlake, Texas
Rendering Courtesy City of Southlake

By Miranda Wilcox

When Denise Shirey first purchased her home in 2012 in the Carillon residential community, it was with the promise that a state-of-the art, mixed-use development would take shape in the field adjacent to her house.

The recession of 2008 was still impacting many projects, however, and over the years the developer, Hines, attempted to sell off sections of the land. Hines eventually backed out of the Carillon plaza district altogether, leaving the field undeveloped.

“We felt abandoned,” Shirey said at a June 19 Southlake City Council meeting.

That changed in June when the Southlake City Council unanimously approved Hunter Chase Capital Partners’ updated Carillon Parc development—a project a decade in the making.

Carillon Parc was originally intended as a mixed-use shopping district to complement the nearby Carillon community. The name Carillon comes from a musical instrument constructed primarily of bells. Carillon Parc carries that concept over into its new design, which will be located between North White Chapel Boulevard and Rivera Drive on SH 114.

The updated $290 million Carillon Parc plan from Hunter Chase Capital Partners comes with eight distinct districts that developers say give the 42-acre site its own sense of place. These districts will include chef-driven restaurants, artisan kiosks, local shopping, residential flats and townhomes, and 9 acres of green space, 8 of which will be collected into an area known as The Parc that will be at the center of the other seven districts. Water features in The Parc can be shut off so the space can double as a performance area.

The city of Southlake also plans to partner with the developers to relocate the city library to a new building in Carillon Parc.

“That will be a huge investment on our part, and we look to making that an incredibly successful part of our community, something we’ve never had before,” Mayor Laura Hill said at the June 19 council meeting.

The concept is an open-air, walkable community that will combine residential, retail and restaurant spaces in a distinct European atmosphere.

While many residents expressed interest in the original plan from Hines, they said Hunter Chase Capital Partners’ new plan surpasses what was first approved.