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“For Sale” sign posted near disputed development

by | Apr 28, 2024 | Area News, Latest

Four days after residents packed a Parker City Council meeting to protest a nearby housing development, a sign was posted Saturday, April 27, near the 103 acres involved in the dispute.
The sign, listing The Haines Company of Dallas as agent, faces Hogge Road across from Southfork Ranch.
There was no immediate confirmation from developer Restore the Grasslands LLC (RTG) or presumed owners Donald and Phillip Huffines that the property was indeed the site where 666 homes and a wastewater treatment plant had been proposed.
Three years of protests climaxed Tuesday, April 23, in a council meeting attended by more than 100 Parker and Murphy residents.
Attorney Art Rodriguez read a proposed settlement with RTG to decrease the density and abandon plans for the sewage facility that would be allowed to discharge up to 200,000 gallons of treated effluent per day into Maxwell Creek.
The Parker City Council took no vote on the plan and residents continued to express concerns about potential flooding, increased traffic and creation of a Municipal Utility District that would have powers similar to those of a local government.
Murphy Mayor Scott Bradley said after the meeting that the agreement would meet all of his city’s concerns by eliminating the treatment plant, limiting the number of homes and preventing access via Rolling Ridge Drive.
The Murphy Monitor has contacted Phillip Huffines and The Haines Company to confirm details of the sale listing.

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