City Council voted to rezone about 37 acres along Lakeside Drive by repealing the existing planned unit development, or PUD, and replacing it with a new PUD in the same area.
Executive Director of Development Services David Hoover said the original PUD was approved in 2017 with 70 more lots for houses to be built. A new developer, Joe Watson, came in with different plans, requiring the PUD being replaced with a new one, Hoover said.
Watson said the development, TownHarbour Estates, will feature a private marina, a 100-foot grand canal and homes ranging from $400,000-$2 million, all of which will be built above the flood plain. Watson said the PUD calls for an additional 30 units compared to the original PUD, which necessitated replacing the old PUD.
Many residents spoke before council in approval of Watson and the PUD. Council Member Chad Tressler commended Watson, saying he has never seen a developer respond to residents the way Watson has.
The rezoning vote passed unanimously.