Last week the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission briefly discussed and then approved a site plan for a 1.2 million square foot Goodyear Tire center expected to be built by Petro-Hunt developers at the corner of CR 212 (Helms Trail) and US Highway 80.
In October 2018 after much speculation about "Project Fireball", Petro-Hunt developers publicly revealed their intention to build a large distribution center adjacent to their Gateway Parks housing development in order to accommodate the Goodyear Tire Company's wish to move from Terrell to Forney.
After listening to numerous citizens object to the tire facility being built so close to their new homes, the Forney City Council voted 6-1 to approve a property zoning change (from Agricultural to Light Industrial) that allowed Hunt developers to proceed with the construction of the tire warehouse.
Now at the Thursday night December 6th meeting of the Forney P&Z Commission, City Planner Alex Dixon briefly described the unchanged site plan for the new Goodyear plant.
Addressing City Planner Dixon about a design issue that concerned many of the homeowners living near the property, P&Z Commissioner Cecil Chambers asked “Is there barbed wire fencing around all of this?”
To which Dixon confirmed “Yes sir. That is correct.”
The Forney P&Z Commission voted unanimously to approve the Goodyear Tire distribution center site plan as presented. And it is expected that the Forney City Council will further approve the site plan at their next meeting.
Written by: Denise Bell