Feasibility study for new non-profit center approved by Lewisville City Council

Lewisville will fund a feasibility study on the creation of a new non-profit center focused on health and social services.

Lewisville will fund a feasibility study on the creation of a new non-profit center focused on health and social services.

At its Oct. 4 meeting, city council approved a professional services agreement with Serve Denton, the state’s largest nonprofit, to complete the $ 61,800 study paid for with program funds. American recovery.

The study was first proposed in June when Lewisville Deputy City Manager Claire Powell explained how Serve Denton was positively impacting the lives of Lewisville residents, according to meeting documents.

Serve Denton’s current space is shared by various nonprofits that pay less than 50% of the current market rate for rent. Having so many organizations under one roof allows them to pool their resources for things like printing and wireless internet. The shared space also saves them about $ 500,000 each year, which can then be used to expand the reach of their programs or hire additional staff. This in turn helps more people in Lewisville and Denton County, according to city documents.

The study will examine the interest and plans needed to create a similar facility in Lewisville. The study is expected to last six months and consist of four phases. The first phase involves interviewing 10 local non-profit organizations about the proposed new center. Other aspects include a town hall, site scan, design, finance, and final report.

Virginia S. Braud