New houses planned behind Lake Highlands Kroger

rezoningAfter several years of vacancy, a developer has tentative plans for that seven and a half acres behind Kroger, at Plano and Northwest, notes the L Streets blog.

Sure enough the rezoning signs are up and, better yet, potential developer David Weekly Homes (who filed for rezoning via consultants at Baldwin Planning), according to a zoning change application and Land Use Statement, deals in the type of real estate many Lake Highlands-ites crave: single-family homes.

The property formerly was part of an apartment/condo development that went from nice to bad to abandoned and thus a home to squatters and wild animals in the early 2000s.

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The apartments eventually were razed to make room for the far preferable Churchill Estates. Churchill, luxury living for seniors, occupies all but about seven acres of that old Northwest Terrace apartments land.

That leftover dirt has been for sale until recently. According to rezoning applications, the developers ask for allowance to build both single-family attached and single-family detached units for a total of about 85 units with a maximum height of 36 feet.

The rezoning hearing will take place sometime next month. We will keep you posted.

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  • The_Spoiler

     This proposed development is right next to a retirement home, right?

  • LR

    What exactly are wandering elderly?

  • They do what they can to preserve “mature” trees, but it’s to my knowledge left to the discretion of the purchaser. Ideally, they’d all be kept intact of course. 

  • Egorsti

    Does anyone know what happens to trees in a situation like this? Can they even be saved at all? It’s a shame that whoever tore down those apartments kept all the trees intact for nothing.

  • SNR

    YES to single family homes!!!!  Wish they could have bigger lots, but I think it its a great thing.

  • A house is worth what someone’s willing to pay the most for it. And frankly I welcome higher priced homes in our neighborhood. Yes, trees will be cut down. Trees will be planted. It’s all the cycle of life. 

  • The_Spoiler

    From the looks of the lot layout, it’s another “zero lot” project like they have across the street, with overpriced homes (probably $300k-$450k) crammed-in as close as they can squeeze them.  All the existing mature trees will, no doubt, be removed (hopefully relocated).  At least there will be a high fence with a security gate to keep out the riff-raff and wandering elderly (and obscure the icky view of the alley behind Kroger).  I’m amazed that there is consumer demand to live in a development like this…

    Thanks for the innovative approach DWH!