By Amanda Rogers
Even more moving vans will be heading to Mansfield soon.
On Monday night, city council members gave the final approval for 128 new townhomes and a first nod to a 215-home addition.
Council members voted 4-2 to approve the new townhouses at the southeast corner of the East Debbie Lane and North Walnut Creek Drive intersection. Council members Casey Lewis and Larry Broseh voted against the development and councilman Mike Leyman was absent.
The Skorburg Company of Dallas development will include two-story townhouses with two to three bedrooms that will be at least 1,500square feet and sell in the $400,000. The project will also include commercial buildings facing East Debbie Lane, with room for a restaurant and neighborhood market.
Residents Shauna Friend and Houston Mitchell told the council about their concerns with drainage, high traffic and possible safety issues for students at nearby Asa Low Intermediate and Wester Middle schools. City Manager Joe Smolinski said that Bart VanAmburgh, the city’s director of public works, and his staff had studied the drainage issues, while councilmember Tamera Bounds said that she checked traffic reports in the area with Police Chief Tracy Aaron.
The project could be completed by the first quarter of 2024,the developer said.
The council voted 6-0 to approve the first reading for new single-family homes developed by First Texas for the Birdsong East subdivision, adjacent to the Birdsong subdivision at 1400 Flying L Lane in south Mansfield. The 2,000- to 2,400-square-foot houses will be on 60 acres, which will include11 acres of open space. The council must approve the development with a second reading.
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