The development of a building within Old Town Coppell is moving forward after City Council approved an ordinance codifying a zoning change for an ice cream shop and potential restaurant uses Jan. 9.

The overview

The proposed development with residential and commercial spaces is located at 767 W. Main St. in Old Town Coppell. According to a council memo, there are plans to include 775 square feet for an ice cream shop and nearly 2,400 square feet for restaurant uses.

Diana Ahmad, the developer, said there were plans to include residential apartments on the second floor, one of which she would move into, during the Dec. 12 public hearing. Director of Development Services Matt Steer presented plans that included Mr. Henry’s ice cream, which would serve New Zealand-style real fruit ice cream, as the potential ice cream vendor in the space.

No other tenants were discussed as part of the Dec. 12 public hearing. Several individuals who are near the project complained about the placement of the dumpster on the property because of the potential bad odor negatively impacting their enjoyment of their property.

What’s next?

Construction on the building at 767 W. Main St. remains ongoing and should be completed in March, an individual at the build site said. No timeline was provided for the opening of Mr. Henry’s or the addition of other potential tenants.