Updated April 16: The applicant has requested the items to be tabled to a meeting at a later date, which council will consider at their meeting.

City of Southlake officials will take another look at a mixed-used development near Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard during an April 16 meeting.

Council passed the first reading of the development, The Overlook, which is an office building, and WillowTree Gardens, a housing development, on April 2.

With a recent denial from the planning and zoning commission, council could only approve the project with a supermajority, which would be six out of seven affirmative votes.

The details

Two surrounding neighborhoods, the Foxborough Homeowners Association and Southview Estates HOA, both have sent letters to council to state their opposition of the project. The 9.6-acre lot, at 240 N. Carroll Ave., was rezoned from agriculture and single-family residential to a transitional zoning district during the April 2 meeting.

There were 39% of residents within 200 feet against the proposed plan, above the 20% needed to require a supermajority vote.

According to city documents, within 300 feet of the area, there were 10 responses in favor of the project and 109 against it. During the planning and zoning review of the property, there were 178 formal oppositions filed and 18 in support of the project during the March 21 meeting. Planning and zoning denied both the development plan and changing to the amendment of future land use for the property, which council passed.

What else?

Developer Travis Franks had 26 houses as part of the development but was asked by council to come back with a revision during the April 16 meeting. As discussed during the April 2 meeting, the new plan would look at having a hybrid plan of 19 villas and three single-family houses.

There was also discussion on traffic flow and opening up Cross Lane or having a cul-de-sac near the back part of the proposed housing project.

“While we recognize the 9.6 acres at issue will eventually be developed and the land owner has certain rights to that development, this tract needs to evolve in a way that also respects Southlake's Comprehensive Plan and the existing adjacent homeowners,” the Foxborough HOA wrote to the city. “A zoning change to SF-20 [single-family residential] allows for that, but a transitional zoning district does not.”