A rezoning request to convert a proposed residential neighborhood into a private gated community was tabled by Coppell City Council during the Oct. 10 meeting.

The rezoning request for Blackberry Farm, a 63-home proposed neighborhood that will be built in two phases, will place proposed changes to privatize roads temporarily on hold. The developer, Holmes Builders, also sought to implement further conditions in the planned development, while council wished to give staff more time to review the additional requests.

The overview

Previous changes to the planned development were already approved by the city’s planning and zoning commission at its Sept. 21 meeting. By tabling the resolution, council is still able to consider future changes without forcing the developer to refile a zoning case with the city.

If changes had been approved, it would have allowed for the construction of a main entrance gate and designation of Blackberry Farm’s roads as private, which would make the homeowner’s association responsible for their maintenance. The association would also be on the hook for taking care of street signs and a bridge connection between the first and second phase.

What’s next?

The item is expected to be considered at the Oct. 24 meeting with the three additional conditions proposed by Holmes Builders that include a designated construction yard, unique street signs and an amended building permit cycle.

Holmes Builders President Terry Holmes added he would come back with a future amenity site plan to replace the initial request for a community garden as a separate zoning case.