Argyle officials shot down a 153 home subdivision planned near the high school.
Planning & Zoning (P&Z) commissioners on Tuesday registered a unanimous vote against approving the zoning change request for the existing Trailhead Ranch subdivision development (Agricultural District), SF-1 (Single Family Residential 1- Acre Estate District), and OR (Office Retail) to PD-002 (Planned Development District).
“We know that the property owner is interested to sell the property, but we felt that the developer asked for too many concessions and the number of units for that acreage was too many,” said P&Z Chairman Paul Walker. “The proposed development is to include 153-single-family homes. The overall proposed density for the development is 2.2-units per acre.”
The 6-0 vote was also based on several additional concerns raised by the commissioners regarding the approximately 69.2 acres of land located on the north side of Harpole Rd., approximately 1,050-feet east of Hwy 377.
“The traffic study was done after high school was out, so the number of cars traveling on Harpole wasn’t an accurate representation,” said Walker. “Plus, TxDOT [Texas Department of Transportation] has plans for a complete re-do of Hwy 377 up to Denton and eventually the same will happen to I-35W; like what’s going on down by Western Center Blvd.”
He added that there will be future development plans for the acreage.
“Any open property in the market of today in the Alliance area, plus the increasing price of land and the need for more housing in the Argyle area, means that there will be future proposals for this land,” Walker said.
Of course, the developer can present the project to the Town Council without the approval of the P&Z Commission, Walker added.