This Grapevine Timeline was prepared by Sallie Andrews for the development of the “Settlement to City Museum” in celebration of Grapevine’s 100th Anniversary
as a municipal government.
Grapevine Area History Book, published 1979, Grapevine Historical Society
Grapevine’s Most Unforgettable Characters Book published 2006, Grapevine Historical Society
Quick Reference Guide to Grapevine History, published and updated through 2006, Grapevine Historical Society
Research conducted in the City Secretary’s Archives
Research conducted in the Grapevine Public Library Local History Archives
Information provided by City of Grapevine Departments including:
City Manager’s Office
City Secretary’s Office
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Development Services Department
Grapevine Fire Department
Grapevine Police Department
Grapevine Public Library
Parks & Recreation Department
Public Works Department
In 1991, the City of Grapevine adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance in an effort to protect the city’s rich, unique architectural heritage. The ordinance created the Historic Preservation Commission and a process for designating historic districts and landmarks. The city has two local historic districts and various residential historic landmarks.
Exterior alterations to buildings and properties within these historic districts and landmarks are required to conform to recommendations found in the district’s or landmark’s design guidelines. The design review process for complying with these recommendations is through a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission.
Grapevine’s residents and business owners enjoy the advantages of living and working in a historic neighborhood protected from inappropriate changes. By preserving and maintaining visual architectural character, the Historic Preservation Commission ensures that future generations will enjoy the benefits of Grapevine’s rich architectural heritage.
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New Public Safety Building
Grapevine citizens voted in favor of a new Public Safety Building in 2013 as a part of the $68 million bond proposal package which also included the funding of The REC. Construction has recently begun. This new state-of-the-art facility will be located on Dallas Road, east of Target and will be home to our Police Department, Municipal Court, Fire Department Administration, Information Technology Department and Logistics. This multi-level facility will boast three different buildings on one campus totaling approximately 104,000 square feet. Our first responders will also benefit from enhanced technology allowing them to better assist Grapevine citizens. The new Public Safety Building is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2017.