Dog park, restaurants in plans for new residential development in Lewisville's Northern Gateway area

A proposed commercial development in Lewisville's Northern Gateway would have a dog park component under the latest approved plans, similar to this Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park concept in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
A proposed commercial development in Lewisville's Northern Gateway would have a dog park component under the latest approved plans, similar to this Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park concept in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

A proposed commercial development in Lewisville's Northern Gateway would have a dog park component under the latest approved plans, similar to this Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park concept in Leander. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

A community with hundreds of apartment units and several restaurants linked to a dog park could come to Lewisville’s Northern Gateway area after a developer amended plans that were first approved more than five years ago.

Lewisville City Council approved the updated plans March 15, reducing the number of residential units allowed to 300 and laying out a commercial area with up to three restaurants that incorporates a dog park, similar to Mutt’s Canine Cantina in Dallas.

The Lewisville property is located southwest of I-35E and Grandys Lane.

The restaurant concept would allow people to order and eat a meal outdoors while their dogs are allowed to run and play, according to documents prepared by city staff.

Under previous plans approved in 2015, the developer could have built as many as 345 apartment units on the property. The new plans reduced the number of units and updated a number of other requirements related to parking, outdoor patio space and other standards.


“The community will become a destination for residents of Lewisville and other surrounding communities to enjoy the restaurant, bar, expansive outdoor patio, and entertainment activities,” Matt Brendel, senior managing director of Legacy Partners wrote in a letter to the city.