Grapevine: Home building takes off

New-home building in Grapevine is back, with some 200 on the drawing board and approved by the City Council.

Scott Williams, city development director who came to Grapevine in 1994, said, "I can't remember any time since then that we've had this many lots on the ground."

The Glade Hills Addition at Glade Road and Hwy. 360 drew a few nearby homeowners to voice concerns at a public hearing Nov. 20 before both the council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Residents of Stonebridge Oaks said they were worried about drainage and preserving trees in the new development.

Plans call for 68 single-family homes on 16.2 acres, said Brad Meyer of Contrast Development. The Irving company agreed to dedicate one of the lots as a common area.

The council approved the plans unanimously.

Vineyard Creek Estates by the same developer at 2011 Hall Johnson Road also drew a few objections at a public hearing Oct. 16.

Plans call for 52 lots and several common areas, Meyer said.

Homes will be 2,000 to 3,500 square feet, he said.

Residents from the Crestwood Hollow subdivision at the public hearing told the council they were concerned about noise, traffic and trees at the new addition.

It was approved unanimously Nov. 20.

Another development approved earlier this fall was Lake Pointe Addition at 1100 Dove Loop Road.

Developer Joe Wright of Grapevine is building 64 single-family homes on about 26 acres.

The smallest home will be 2,500 square feet. Six acres of open space maintained by the homeowners' association are included, as well as seven acres of open space dedicated to the city.

The council approved Lake Pointe Addition unanimously at its Sept. 18 meeting.

A smaller development OK'd recently by the council is Heritage Grove on the west side of Roberts Road between Glade and Hall Johnson roads, with 23 lots.