Thursday, December 8, 2022

HV council OKs several development projects

Highland Village City Council approved four proposed developments this week including a Murphy gas station near Wal-Mart, a new wedding chapel, renovations at the Shops of Highland Village and an indoor storage facility.

Council members approved a replat of the existing Wal-Mart property located in The Marketplace at Highland Village on FM 407. 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.

A site plan amendment for the property located at 2380 Nelson Parkway was also approved. 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-foot wedding chapel to the existing building and additional parking. The wedding chapel addition will be designed in a Texas Hill Country Limestone style.

The application was approved for an amendment to the Planned Development Ordinance and site plan for The Shops at Highland Village. Trademark Properties, the management company for The Shops, 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 Council approved the first read of the amendment by a vote of 6 to 1.

Council also approved 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 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. Council held the public hearing and approved the first read of the amendment to the ordinance to allow mini-warehouse, self storage in the Planned Development.

City Council will consider the second read 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 at their April 14 meeting.

The HVTV update informed residents of the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt to take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Unity Park and the Family Camp Out to be held at Pilot Knoll Park on April 11-12.

The council early work session and regular session are available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.

Laurie Mullens handles media relations for the City of Highland Village.

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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