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Grapevine voters have approved $68 million in bond election propositions for a new public safety facility and an expansion of the current Community Activities Center.

The new 100,000-square-foot public safety building is expected to accommodate all police activities and fire administration, Municipal Court and Detention needs, based on the city’s build-out population of 55,000.

The new facility is also anticipated to feature an advanced Emergency Operations Center, a state-of-the-art dispatch center, a sophisticated crime lab and much more. The total cost for the new facility is about $38.6 million.

The Community Activities Center expansion will more than double the size of the existing center to 108,000-square-feet. The expansion is anticipated to include a special wing that will replace the current Senior Activities Center, an indoor Family Aquatics Center, expanded locker rooms and more. The total cost for the proposed expansion is about $30.1 million.

City Manager Bruno Rumbelow said city staff had been working with consultants for several months on feasibility studies for the projects. City staff and consultants discussed the proposed projects with the City Council in workshops on multiple occasions.

All members of the Grapevine Council approved the bond election ordinance at a City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The staff anticipates that 20-year term bonds will be sold with no tax rate increase for Grapevine residents.

The election results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the Grapevine City Council.

For complete vote totals, visit the Tarrant County Election Results page.

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