Lewisville City Council votes unanimously on final steps in annexation of Castle Hills

Castle Hills entrance sign
The annexation of the Castle Hills Community by the city of Lewisville will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15.(Samantha Van Dyke/Community Impact Newspaper)

The annexation of the Castle Hills Community by the city of Lewisville will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15.(Samantha Van Dyke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lewisville City Council held the fourth and final public hearing Nov. 8 before voting unanimously to approve several ordinances that will allow for the annexation of the master planned community of Castle Hills.

There was no public comment during the hearing. The council first approved a third amendment to the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the eight Denton County Freshwater Districts that currently govern the Castle Hills community.


The council then voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that authorizes the city to officially annex the 2,568.38 acres that Castle Hills sits on. The ordinance allows for the adoption of a service plan to extend full municipal services, such as fire and EMS, to the newly annexed territory, according to city documents.

The council also unanimously voted to have the annexation go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15. At that time, the city of Lewisville's population will increase by about 18,000 residents.

Mayor TJ Gilmore said that after 25 years of preparation for the annexation, it was exciting to see all of the plans come to fruition.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.


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