Forney P&Z Commissioners Deny Approval of Gateway Parks Phase 7 Final Plat

In an attempt to prevent another development of Cracker-Jack size homes, last week the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-2 to deny the final plat permit requested for the Gateway Park Phase 7 residential addition.

Developer JBI Partners, Inc. is representing the property owner in promoting the seventh phase of the Gateway Parks residential development which consists of 34.529 acres of land located southwest of the intersection County Road 212 and Helms Trail (County Road 211).

The purpose of the request is to establish the necessary boundary and easements for property development, and although the P&Z Commission declined to approve the final play design, the Forney City Council will now take the request under consideration at their meeting on Tuesday night April 16, 2018.

The final plat consists of 156 residential lots (SF-6), 2 open space lots, and 34.529 acres of land.

The Planned Development allows a minimum lot size of 5,800 square feet for up to half the lots and requires that at least half the total lots are a minimum of 7,000 square feet. All phase 7 lots meet the 5,800 square foot minimum, with the smallest lots being 6,000 square feet.

There are seven members of the Forney P&Z Commission, only Commissioner’s John Carr and Keith Wilkins voted to approve the Gateway Parks Phase 7 final plat request, all other Commissioner’s chose to deny to request and therefore send it forward to the City Council for final consideration.

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