CVS Pharmacy denied unanimously by Flower Mound Town Council

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At the Dec. 3 Flower Mound Town Council meeting, members unanimously denied a request for a master plan amendment, which would have allowed for a CVS Pharmacy to be built on 2.48 acres of land located north of Cross Timbers Road/FM 1171 and east of Lusk Lane.

“What concerns me is not the CVS but what comes after the CVS,” Council Member Claudio Forest said. “I’m also concerned that [the planning and zoning commission]said they don’t like this unanimously. But I don’t want to see another church on this corner. … There would be no sales tax coming from that corner if another church came in.”

Prior to denying the CVS, council had to consider whether to postpone the agenda item to a later council meeting at the request of the owner.

Owner Janet Balekian requested Nov. 30 to postpone the item until she receives information from the public information request she requested. Her public information request was for any communication regarding the site plan for CVS or the project itself from Town Council, the town attorney, town staff, and the planning and zoning commission. The item was previously postponed at the Nov. 5 meeting.

“It seems like [they]are trying to find information that there might be something going on to prevent this from happening,” Council Member Jason Webb said.

The project was denied by planning and zoning commission 6-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting.

The proposed CVS Pharmacy would have been located between Balekian’s current residence and Cross Timbers Road near the intersection. She would have continued to reside at her home and operate the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm seasonally.

At the Dec. 3 meeting 11 residents spoke during the public hearing: 10 were in opposition, and one was neutral to the pharmacy. Residents said a CVS would ruin the residential atmosphere, increase traffic in the area, impact property values and is not beneficial to residents.

 

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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