Aug 12, 2014 7:14 PM by Bart Bedsole - email@example.com
A major development for the Pharaoh Valley area got a thumbs up from the city council on Tuesday.
The council didn't actually change the zoning of the former Pharaoh Valley Country Club area, but it approved a "Planned Unit Development Overlay", which is like an exception for part of the property outside of the current zoning.
A company called Blackard Global, out of the north Texas area, intends to build a European village style development.
It would include a man-made lake, high end homes, commercial properties, and restore nine holes of the old golf course.
The Planning Department told the council that even though a higher density development isn't what the current zoning allows, it is consistent with the overall plan for the area.
The Traffic Engineering department did recommend some safety upgrades to the Ennis Joslin area, including a traffic signal and some stop signs, to better handle the increase in traffic that this development would bring.
The bigger issue, however, is the fact that the deed for the country club property still calls for it to be a golf course or country club only.
The neighborhood and the developer will have to convince a judge later this year in court that the majority of the neighborhood now supports amending the deed to allow this development.
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