The Marq celebrated its groundbreaking September 2014, opened to the public with the completion of Phase 1 in December 2015, and is scheduled to break ground on Phase 2 in November, with an ultimate design to offer something for everyone in the community.
Located within Bicentennial Park, The Marq Southlake has already introduced a $15 million-dollar, 23,000 square foot Phase 1 facility known as Legends Hall, an event venue featuring an expansive ballroom, meeting spaces for out-of-office meetings and conferences, a full catering kitchen, a relaxing lounge, and a senior activity center. The Marq is also home to Aria, an outdoor amphitheater offering space for concerts, performances, outdoor wedding ceremonies and more. Having already hosted numerous private and public events since its debut, proposed Phase 2 developments will further add community amenities to The Marq.
Champions Club, the proposed 84,000 square foot Phase 2 plan for the community center will include spaces for fitness, performance training, gymnasium, indoor jog/walk track, indoor aquatics, indoor playground, party rooms, child watch and multipurpose classrooms for various programs. With no additional tax increase for Southlake residents, Phase 2 is funded by Community Enhancement Development Corporation (CEDC) bonds. CEDC is governed by a board that works jointly with City Council to ensure that funds raised through the 3/8 cent Type A sales tax are spent on the construction and operation of The Marq.