A block of townhomes is coming to Grapevine after a request for a transit district overlay was approved for a 1-acre property near the intersection of Jean Street and East Nash Street.

Grapevine City Council approved the overlay for a 17-unit townhome development during its April 16 meeting. A stipulation that the development must be townhomes and incorporate submitted design documents was also included as a condition of approval.

Two-minute impact

Richard Giberson, a representative of the property owner and developer, said the proposed upscale townhome development provides needed urban residential options, especially given a nearby apartment complex. Director of Planning Services Erica Marohnic said the developer planned to tear down the four existing residential structures on the property.

“We can contribute to the future growth by building high-quality, urban homes that enhance the neighborhood [and] inspire the commercial quality to come throughout the district,” Giberson said.

All townhomes in the development will be four stories tall and surround a courtyard, according to city documents. Per the developer’s website, units will have up to five bedrooms, a two-car garage and a private terrace.

The context

Per city documents, the request was previously denied without prejudice during the Nov. 21 meeting. Because of a denial without prejudice, the applicant was able to present a new concept without waiting one year.

Compared to the previous development concept, there are two fewer townhome units and 10 more visitor parking spaces, Giberson said.

“I think you really worked hard to make some really good changes to make it consistent with much of what we’ve already approved in the transit district,” Mayor Pro Tem Darlene Freed said. “I like the changes you made with the open space and tribute to some of the history of Grapevine.”

What’s next?

Giberson said he is hopeful to break ground on the project later this year, adding that it could take around two years to complete the project.