Zoning change declined for townhome development

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Latest

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.

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By Don Munsch[email protected]

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