Flower Mound P&Z approves road designation change

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Morriss Road in Flower Mound. (Photo courtesy: Town of Flower Mound)

The Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commissioners on Monday echoed the town’s Transportation Commission vote last Friday to recommend the Town Council approve the Master Plan Amendment (MPA) request to change the designation of Morriss Road from a Major Arterial to an Urban Minor Arterial, as specified by town staff.

If approved by Council next month, the change of status will make the town go through more hoops in the future to expand the thoroughfare from four to six lanes.

The Commissioners also recommended approval of the re-submitted Magnolia Court development request for an MPA to change the current land use designation from Medium-Density to High-Density residential. The 15.759-acres property is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Gerault Road and Spinks Road.

The proposed MPA allows the applicant to proceed with the companion zoning application to develop the property with 52 lots with specific development standards, that in part, will require a minimum size of 6,000 square feet for a maximum of 33 lots; a minimum size of 8,400 square feet for at least 15 lots; and, a minimum size of 9,500 square feet for at least four of the lots.

Despite a public speaker ratio of approximately 20 against to one in favor, the project was deemed to be a worthy as a transition area from residential to commercial by the commissioners.

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