Monday, November 27, 2006

Flower Mound Town Council to Consider Market Street Plan

By a vote of 4-3, the Nov. 13 session of the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the Market Street plan proposed for the area north of Cross Timbers Road and east of Long Prairie Road. (See previous post Planning & Zoning to Consider Amendment to Flower Mound Master Plan.)

According to the News Connection:
"The rezoning would be necessary to accommodate the building of The Shops at Market Street, 17.5 acre property zoned for retail usage. After hearing specifics from town staff and listening to the comments, both for and against the project, the commissioners voted 4-3 against approval of the multi-million dollar development."
In rejecting the plan, the P&Z cited two issues: 1) the need to preserve the Ancient Post Oak Forest designated as an Urban Forest Zone in the 2001 Master Plan; 2) concerns about building within the flood plain. Flower Mound currently does not allow building within the 100 year flood plain as defined by FEMA.

The plan will now come before the full council for a vote on Dec. 4. Citizens should email the city council or appear in person and voice their concerns. You can let your Town Council know how you feel by email comments. Include your name and home address to insure the Council knows you are a Flower Mound resident. In the agenda item field, indicate “Market Street Grocery”.

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