How are Southlake's sidewalks funded? With an approximate cost of between $20-60 dollars a linear square foot, the staff is constantly looking for ways to make sure that we are making the most of our sidewalk dollars.
To determine how that money is spent, City staff works to identify and review sidewalk gaps. These sidewalk gaps are then prioritized based on several factors such as cost, location and safety benefits.
Other major construction projects, such as road-widening projects, include sidewalk construction. For example, this process helped identify the sidewalk gaps along Southlake Boulevard as a priority. Many of those gaps are being bridged for better walkability between Southlake's most popular destinations.
We work with commercial and residential developers to provide sidewalks along City streets as part of their projects. The City also actively seeks out federal and state grant funding opportunities for sidewalks and applies for funds whenever we are eligible.