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Eastwood subdivision development postponed
Monday, June 15, 2009 by Jacob Cottingham
The Zoning and Platting Commission recently voted 4-0 to postpone consideration of the preliminary plan for the Eastwood subdivision, a 2,316-lot development in
Jerry Harris, representing landowner Ed Wolf, told In Fact Daily he requested the postponement in order for Wolf to develop his 203 acres at the same “approximate density” of Eastwood. Eastwood surrounds Wolf’s land on three sides. Wolf is unable to get the same density because the roads leading out of his proposed subdivision – which has yet to receive a preliminary plan approval —are not wide enough for
Eastwood will have 2,318 lots on 667.5 acres with standard lots of 5,750 square feet per lot. In addition, the larger subdivision will have 12.7 acres of multifamily development and 36 acres of commercial development. Eastwood sits along FM 973 and
Commissioners, however were concerned about the potential impact that increased traffic would have. Commissioner Donna Tiemann brought to attention a letter from the City Manager of Manor, which also expressed concern for the traffic.
Terrence Irion, representing the Eastwood developer told I, “the concerns [commissioners] have is that at one time TxDOT had planned building the 973 bypass road,” he said. “When they look at all the projects planned for the area—
Harris described the situation with Eastwood to In Fact Daily, “We’re trying to sit down and see, hey, is there any back scratching we can do for you, and you’ll scratch our back maybe.” That accommodation would likely involve some sort of road for Harris’ client. ZAP will hear if such a scenario works out on July 7.
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