Revised Hawkwood residential plan gains nods from Southlake City Council

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Hawkwood, a proposed 11-lot residential development from Maykus Custom Homes, received initial approval for construction from Southlake City Council on April 2. The project would encompass about 10 acres of land located at 610 and 620 S. Peytonville Ave., Southlake.

Developer Kosse Maykus of Maykus Custom Homes assured the council the homes would be built to the highest quality. Lot sizes would average 34,505 square feet. Plans for the community also include interior street canopy trees, a drainage easement and a relocated retention pond, according to city documents.

The approval came only after Mayor Laura Hill asked Maykus if the project’s request could be changed to a residential planned unit development instead of the initially requested single-family zoning. She said the residential planned unit development locks in the promises Maykus made in his presentation and gives the neighbors some reassurance.

The project was previously denied by the council in October. For this presentation, Maykus and his team scaled the project down from 14 lots to 11 lots and added a plan for dealing with water drainage from the surrounding area.

“This will be a custom neighborhood,” Maykus said. “These homes will be done at the highest standards.”

The council voted for approval 6-1, with Council Member Shahid Shafi voting against. In his motion for approval, Council Member Randy Williamson noted the zoning request change to the residential planned unit development, with Maykus working with city staff to change that as necessary, and working with the city staff to create what a barrier fence would look like.

Hill noted there will be an opportunity for public comment on this project at the next City Council meeting.

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Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.
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