CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A question-and-answer period scheduled to last 45 minutes stretched out to almost two hours Wednesday night as about 60 people -- most of them London ISD-area residents -- voiced concerns about a proposed development near London ISD.
A common concern was traffic. Student drop-off and pick-up time periods at that school district cause traffic problems along FM 43, and several people said that if the Kings Landing subdivision were built it would make the situation worse.
Developer Moses Mostaghasi plans to build 1,445 homes on 447 acres that touch FM 43 on one side. Mostaghasi, Corpus Christi City Council members Roland Barrera, Rudy Garza, Gil Hernandez, and Michael Hunter, and Nueces County Commissioner Brent Chesney answered dozens of questions about the development and listened to countless concerns at tonight's meeting.
"At the end of the day we're really happy with the meeting," Mostaghasi said. "It seems like it gave a lot of knowledge to all of the homeowners out here and hopefully relieved them of some of the questions and stresses they have."
The development faces a crucial rezoning vote that will likely take place at Tuesday's city council meeting. The zoning commission is recommending the council not approve the re-zoning after hearing from concerned residents.