A development with five single-family houses was approved by the Colleyville City Council during the March 5 meeting.

Jared Stroebel, a project engineer at HCEngineering, was the applicant for the Foreman’s Landing addition.

The subdivision will be near the intersection at Oak Knoll Drive and Jackson Road.

The details

The land for the project is 10.93 acres, though that includes a pond near Little Bear Creek. City Manager Jerry Ducay said that a portion of the property is in a flood plan and will not be developed.

There is also a house on the south end of the property listed as 4016 Jackson Road. That and two other buildings will be torn down, according to the city presentation.

Each of the new houses will be on just less than an acre, according to Ducay.

Also of note

There was a lengthy discussion about the pond and possible erosion issues.

“I went out looked at the property this week, and I think it's going to be a great addition,” Colleyville Mayor Bobby Lindamood said.

Lindamood voiced concerned about the erosion he saw on the back side of the pond when he visited.

He suggested adding riprap—a collection of stones or rocks to help protect against erosion—to help stabilize the bank. Stroebel initially said there would be a maintenance agreement between the future owners of lots 2 and 3 to fix issues with the pond.

Stroebel said he wanted to leave the property in its existing condition, but added they were open to addressing the concerns of council.

The development passed 7-0 with a requirement for maintenance on the pond to provide stabilization and erosion prevention as part of an engineering review.