A zoning change to allow for a proposed age-restricted, active adult community for individuals 55 years old and older was denied by Coppell City Council because of multiple concerns about the development.

The proposal for Lake Breeze Senior Living, which would have been located off South Belt Line Road and Sanders Loop, was unanimously denied by council during the Dec. 12 meeting.

The overview

Matthew Fisher, a consultant representing real estate firm DFW Land, said the four-story, 120-unit complex would have addressed a need for senior living within Coppell. According to city documents, 72 one-bedroom units and 48 two-bedroom units were planned for the facility.

Fisher said the minimum rent would be $1,400 per month and top out at $2,200 for the two-bedroom units. With the exception of three studio units with an area of a little over 600 square feet, the minimum square footage for the one-bedroom units would be 700 square feet and at least 900 square feet for the two-bedroom units.

However, council members had concerns that there would be too much noise generated by the nearby Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line track, and that there was a lack of transportation and inadequate parking. Senior Planner Mary Paron-Boswell said there would be 1.22 parking spaces per unit for a total of 147 parking spaces.

Quote of note

“The idea that they’re going to be using Uber Eats or Uber for transportation if the only price point they can afford is these small units doesn’t seem realistic,” council member Jim Walker said. “I have some very serious concerns about this particular use within the context of what they’ve had to do to make it remotely viable.”