The new phases were first presented to nearby neighbors earlier in the summer. A revised proposal was presented at a Nov. 18 neighborhood meeting held at Circle R Ranch.
The proposal calls for a cluster development, which will include smaller lots while preserving larger open spaces for specimen trees within the town's Cross Timbers Conservation Development District, according to Mike Boswell, vice president of land development for Toll Brothers, which is the applicant and the developer.
According to the town's website, that district calls for mostly residential development with generally larger lots along with conservation efforts to preserve the Cross Timbers ecosystem and other natural systems.
The new phases of the development, called Townlake, would sit on about 107 acres and would have 67 lots, each on about a half an acre or more, according to a Boswell's presentation.
Boswell said changes were made after the first presentation to preserve specimen trees and to include feedback from Town Council and local residents.
The Nov. 18 meeting allowed residents within 200 feet of the development to share any comments or concerns about the proposal. Nine residents attended the meeting.
“There were concerns [from residents] about the density of lots on the south side. We have moved some of those lots north,” Boswell said. “It wasn’t just about the trees; it was their feedback as well.”
The original concept had 21 lots in the northern section of the development, while the current concept adds seven more lots from the southern section to the northern section.
Several of the residents expressed concerns about drainage issues from their own properties that are prone to flooding. The subdivision contains a retention pond that Boswell said has been engineered to avoid additional flooding to the surrounding residents, though it would be up to the town to assist with drainage concerns outside of the subdivision.
Other concerns from residents involved safety on Scenic Road, where both Boswell and residents agreed many drivers are speeding.
Boswell said he hopes the town would add a stop light to help, but Toll Brothers is unable to change that.
Boswell said the plan is tentatively set to be presented at the Dec.13 Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. From there, Boswell said he predicts they will present the development to the Town Council on Jan 17, 2022.
The application includes a request for a zoning change to allow for the proposed residential development, he said. The proposal already complies with the previously approved master plan for the area. Should the zoning change be approved, Boswell said Toll Brothers plans to break ground in June 2022.
Below is a map showing the layout of the lots in the proposed development.