Colleyville City Council tables plat for single-family residence at meeting Tuesday

An item tabled at the Sept. 5 Colleyville City Council meeting was tabled yet again Oct. 10 after an hour of discussion from Colleyville staff and residents.

The item in question involves a plat for about a half-acre of property located at 816 Shelton Drive to be developed for a single-family residential rather than agricultural zoning, for which it is currently zoned.

In June, the council had denied the plat for this property as it was proposed since it did not meet the lot area or lot dimension requirements of the Land Development Code. The request was made Oct. 10 to approve the plat for a 30-foot front yard along Shelton Drive and Pleasant Run Road, a 25-foot rear yard and a 10-foot side yard along the north property line.

The site in question is smaller than the other sites in the area, which raised concerns about building a house on the property.

Four residents came forward to speak against the rezoning request, citing spacing concerns primarily.

Representatives for the applicant also came forward, saying the land is not buildable in its existing state, and the applicant is paying taxes for a property that cannot be used.

"I think it's important we talk through this," Mayor Richard Newton said. "We definitely, absolutely want to ensure that we’re satisfying the citizens that live around there now."

Newton suggested the applicant and the applicant's representatives work together with the neighbors to reach a solution that would make everyone happy. It was a sentiment echoed by Council Member Mike Taylor. After much deliberation and discussion, Newton suggested the item be tabled to allow for more discussion to take place between the applicants and city staff, specifically to address what the setbacks for a potential house on that property would be, where they would be located, as well as fencing.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.