Mixed-use project with townhomes, retail, restaurants and office space gets OK from Lewisville City Council

row of townhomes
The 121 MacArthur project includes 18 townhomes on 1.53 acres along Chambers Drive in Lewisville. (Rendering courtesy city of Lewisville)

The 121 MacArthur project includes 18 townhomes on 1.53 acres along Chambers Drive in Lewisville. (Rendering courtesy city of Lewisville)

Lewisville City Council approved a zoning request Sept. 20 that paves the way for 18 townhomes and a commercial center to be built on vacant land at the northwest corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Lewis Drive.

According to a city staff memo, the 121 MacArthur project includes townhomes on 1.53 acres and about 37,200 square feet of commercial space on 4.68 acres fronting MacArthur. The commercial areas will include restaurant, retail and office uses, the memo stated.


As part of its approval, council granted a variance request to allow front-entry garages for the townhomes. Those front entries would match what is offered with the existing townhomes along Chambers Drive. Developers also received approval for a variance for parking to accept 222 spaces in the commercial area to reflect the differing uses. The city's ordinance, which is based on square footage, would have required another 16 spaces, the staff memo stated.

Discussions are under way for possible traffic-calming devices to reduce the cut-through traffic into the neighborhood from Vista Ridge Mall Drive, according to the city.

This map shows the location of the 121 MacArthur project. (Courtesy city of Lewisville)
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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