The Highland Village Planning & Zoning Commission considered and approved four proposed developments in Highland Village on Tuesday.
A replat of the existing Wal-Mart property located in The Marketplace at Highland Village on FM 407 was presented to the commission. The developer, LIM & Associates, requested a replat of the property south of the existing Wal-Mart store for the purpose of adding a Murphy gas station. A public hearing was held and the application was approved.
The commission also considered and approved a site plan amendment for the property located at 2380 Nelson Parkway. Homeyer Engineering, Inc. presented on behalf of the property owner, Keith Walters, to convert the existing Celebrations Banquet Hall into the Hidden Pines Wedding Chapel. The developer proposes adding an additional 4,186 square feet wedding chapel to the existing building and additional parking. The wedding chapel addition will be designed in a Texas Hill Country Limestone style and the developer will paint the exterior of the existing facility to match the style.
The Shops at Highland Village submitted an application for an amendment to their planned development ordinance and site plan. The Shops at Highland Village presented changes to their courtyard areas, signage and landscaping. The Shops, managed by Trademark Properties, plans to invest $4 million in renovations to create gathering spaces, enhanced outdoor dining areas, pocket parks and improved signage. A public hearing was held and the commission approved the amendment.
Planning & Zoning Commission also received a presentation from Masterplan Texas Land Use Consultants on behalf of Public Storage for a zoning amendment to the property located on the east side of FM 2499 south of the KCS railroad tracks. The developer proposes building an indoor Public Storage facility on the property. Often used as a batch plant for road construction projects, the property is currently zoned non-residential Planned Development Overlay District with a Commercial Base (PD-C).
The proposed indoor storage facility is not an allowed use within the ordinance and required an amendment to the zoning ordinance and a public hearing. The Commission held the public hearing and approved the amendment to the ordinance.
City Council will consider all items at their meeting on March 24. Public hearings will be held for the proposed zoning amendments to the Shops at Highland Village and the zoning amendments to the property on FM 2499 proposed to be a Public Storage facility.
Laurie Mullens handles public relations for the City of Highland Village.