Flower Mound to Consider Zoning Changes Prior to Sale of Lewisville ISD Land to Real Estate Developers


Flower Mound City Council will meet to vote on zoning changes on October 4. (File photo from Community Impact newspaper)

Flower Mound City Council will vote on October 4 on proposed zoning changes for two of Lewisville ISD’s properties being considered for residential developments.

One of the district properties is located near Vickery Primary School between Wager Road and Blue Sky Lane. The other is near Shadow Ridge Middle School, between Spinks Road and Long Prairie Road.

According to a statement released by LISD, the district purchased the two plots of land years ago for potential school sites, but no longer intends to use the land and wants to sell the sites. Two separate developers are lined up to buy the properties. The district is awaiting approval of the zoning changes before sales can be finalized, according to LISD.

City council will vote on whether to rezone the property on Wager Road from designated residential zoning to medium density residential uses, according to city documents.

Rembert Enterprises, the plaintiff, proposes to use the approximately 22.75 acres to build 54 detached single-family homes in the price range of $ 700,000, according to the company’s letter of intent. Current zoning requires homes to be developed on at least one acre, while the proposed zoning change would allow more single-family homes to move closer to each other. According to city documents, Flower Mound received “1 piece of supporting correspondence and 84 pieces of correspondence in opposition to the request” for the zoning change.

Cindy Waters, a Flower Mound resident who has lived on Wager Road since 1978, spoke about the proposed development at a city council meeting on September 20.

“Our neighborhood is one of those unusual places in Flower Mound, and it’s the best Flower Mound has to offer,” Waters said.

She went on to say that the neighborhood has a one-lane road with little traffic as well as livestock that residents of neighboring areas often bring their children to see. Waters said she doesn’t think this could continue with the increased traffic the proposed development will bring.

“Our unusual neighborhood would be forever changed by this development,” Waters said. “And not for the best.”

The Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the proposed changes at its September 13 meeting.

Toll Brothers, the applicant for a separate project on Spinks Road, proposed to change the existing residential uses of the Lakeside Estate and Business District to low density residential uses. The land covers just over 76 acres and, if approved, the proposal provides for 132 building lots with a minimum of 15,000 square feet per lot, according to city documents. The Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zoning change by a 6-0 vote at its September 27 meeting.

A statement from Lewisville ISD said the district “believes this is a winning arrangement for the district, the town of Flower Mound, the builders involved, and perhaps more importantly, the residents of Flower Mound. “.

The statement also touched on the potential tax benefits, saying the sale of the land could “potentially generate millions of dollars in revenue for [Flower Mound], Denton County and LISD, while increasing the number of LISD registrations.

Both zoning cases are on the agenda for the October 4 city council meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road. The meeting agenda is available online here.

The LISD property near Vickery Elementary School on Wager Road spans nearly 22.75 acres.  (Courtesy of the City of Flower Mound)


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