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Colleyville Development Thread

Postby dch526 » 15 Mar 2017 09:07

This thread may not get too much action but might as well get one started.

Honestly, for the smaller land locked cities like Colleyville (or Addison, Farmers Branch, etc) they really do need to make a choice on whether to go high density with lots of apartments and try to attract large office development along main corridors or stay low density (while still developing commercial/retail on main corridors), make sure to develop the school system and have the lot values increase. They're centrally located enough where commutes wouldn't be awful even to DTD. If they decided to try and mix and match throughout the city, they will eventually have clashing of citizens where either the low density people force low density amendments or they move. If that happens, then low density areas lose value, city loses tax revenue and without some quick decisive actions by the city then the infrastructure and the schools will start to suffer until you start to see a sort of re-birth (like what's going on in parts or Richardson, East Dallas, etc)


The limit of 1.8 dwellings per acre remains in place, but will now be assessed using net density, rather than gross density — thus removing features such as roads and parks from calculations. The effect will be to slightly decrease the permissible density for each parcel, with the aim of controlling the scale of tear-down redevelopment. Council member Mike Taylor, who expressed doubt the amendments would make a meaningful difference, said, “There are no apartments in Colleyville, and there will never be any.”

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Re: Colleyville Development Thread

Postby tamtagon » 15 Mar 2017 09:14

Colleyville turned down a TexRail station, right?

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Postby The_Overdog » 15 Mar 2017 09:26

They're centrally located enough where commutes wouldn't be awful even to DTD.

I'm not sure about that, but good for them. They are more adjacent to one of the lowest density cities in the US in Ft Worth, so not being able to build apartments or high density in an exurb of a low density place is perfectly fine and makes sense.

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Re: Colleyville Development Thread

Postby tanzoak » 15 Mar 2017 09:28

I am all for sending the growth to the eastern side of DFW.

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