Lewisville City Council unanimously approved changes to the Fronterra development, which is within the Northern Gate plan area.

The changes came after groundwater contaminants were found on-site from an off-site source, city Planning Director Richard Luedke said during a Dec. 20 council meeting.

The developer, according to a city memo, has changed several things with the site as a result of the contaminants, including the following.

  • The townhomes south of Moccasin Trail are now planned to be rentals due to the environmental contaminants creating the need for vapor barriers and mitigation measures as required by the Environmental Impact Assessment.

  • The multifamily development along I-35E has changed from a garage parking structure and hotel to surface and tuck-under parking for multifamily with no anticipated hotel.

  • The total number of multifamily units has been increased from 773 units to 794 units.

  • The commercial development has been reduced from 40,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet.

The developer also changed the name to Lakeside Crossing because of the location's proximity to the lake.

The development will still be composed of three sub districts, including townhomes, urban living, and mixed-use, according to the city memo. There will be 201 townhome units, multifamily units and ground floor commercial space along I-35E. Trails connect open spaces within the property to surrounding neighborhoods.

“It creates a very exciting mixed-use walkable area,” Luedke said. “It truly becomes a place where people can live, work and play.”

The council approved the original plan in April, but new approval was needed because of changes.