The property, located near Vickery Elementary School between Wager Road and Blue Sky Lane, was purchased years ago by the school district for a potential school site, but is no longer needed for that use, according to a statement by the school board.
Lewisville ISD accepted a bid from housing developer Rembert Enterprises. That firm proposed using the 22.75 acres to build 54 detached single-family homes in the $700,000 price range, according to a letter of intent filed with the town of Flower Mound. This would require approval from the Flower Mound Town Council to change the zoning of the land from designated estate residential use to medium density residential uses, according to town documents.
The Flower Mound Town Council tabled the vote for the zoning proposal at its Oct. 4 meeting, leaving the fate of the property sale up in the air.
Should the zoning request be denied, LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers said the district is already seriously considering transforming the land into a bus yard.
The district currently has three bus yards, one in The Colony and two in Lewisville. Rogers said converting the land on Wager Road into another bus yard would allow for a more centralized location and save the district nearly half a million dollars in operating costs per year.
“The board has an understanding of the sense of urgency,” Board President Tracy Scott Miller said during its Oct. 5 work session. “I would not say we’re exploring [the bus yard project]. I would say we are pursuing.”
LISD Director of Construction Randy Fite said the district plans to recommend Huckabee Inc. as the project’s architect at the Oct. 18 school board meeting as part of the consent agenda.
“They’ve recently completed a very similar project, and they have ample experience as well with this district,” Fite said.