The Missouri City Planning and Zoning Commission moved forward a request to rezone an approximate 5.19-acre tract of land near the Olympia Estates community as a Planned Development District at its October 10 meeting.
The site, at the corner of Truesdale Drive and Vicksburg Boulevard, was originally zoned as a single-family residential district. The land-use plan now includes the development of Greenfield Village, which would include three buildings: A cafe and multipurpose room, a tutorial center and a child care facility, according to documents presented at the meeting.
More than a dozen people, including the proposed child care facility owners, nearby residents and others addressed the commission to comment during the public hearing portion of the meeting.
Many expressed concerns with creating a commercial area within a residential neighborhood that was not along a major thoroughfare. Others thought having a business like a daycare would be positive for families living nearby.
Additional discussion among the commission included the ability to change the district's use if the rezone was approved and that since the site is located across the street from Lifepointe Community Church, events held at the multipurpose room would not be able to get a permit for alcohol.
“They are concerned if it is not successful, they could have vacant property," Commission Vice Chairman Timothy Haney said. "However, they are protected by the fact if anyone bought that property, they would have to amend the district and get approval to do anything different."
The positive recommendation will now be submitted to the City Council for its evaluation. The council meets the first and third Mondays of the month.