Murphy Mayor Scott Bradley wants to find a solution for developing some property on land north of FM 544.
But so far, over the course of many years, nothing has worked, and that trend continued last week when Murphy City Council, at its April 6 meeting, denied a request for a zoning change at a location that would be used for a new townhome development.
Councilmembers expressed concerns about the location, at FM 544 and North Maxwell Creek Road, legally described as the Murphy Marketplace-East Addition. The zoning change sought was to move the property zoning from Planned Development-Retail to Planned Development Single Family-Attached for the 8.07-acre site.
The two-story townhomes would have had a minimum lot size area of 1,650 square feet, with homes ranging between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet in floor area, city officials said. The average price would run around $300,000.
The primary access to the homes would have been through Murphy Marketplace and North Maxwell Creek Road.
Several people spoke in the public hearing about the proposed development, with many patrons against it, and one of the chief complaints was traffic that would be caused by the new development.
By Don Munsch • [email protected]