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File #: 21-4046    Version: Name: Ordinance - Public Hearing and Second Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to PD Planned Development District for Single-Family Residential Uses on Approximately 4 Acres out of The Ray Grevious Survey, Abst
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action: 5/10/2021
Title: Ordinance - Public Hearing Continuation and Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to PD Planned Development District for Single-Family Residential Uses on Approximately 4 Acres out of The Ray Grevious Survey, Abstract No. 1307, Tarrant County, TX, Located at 2349 N. Holland Rd.; Jeff Linder of Bannister Engineering (Engineer) on Behalf of Mouaz Allababidi of Allababidi Foundation, LLC (Owner) (ZC#21-003)
Sponsors: Matt Jones
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Exhibits B - E, 4. Driveway Acceptance Letter, 5. Letters of Acceptance from City of Arlington, 6. Letter of Opposition, 7. Letter of Support, 8. Response Letter from Applicant
Title
Ordinance - Public Hearing Continuation and Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance Approving a Change of Zoning from PR Pre-Development District to PD Planned Development District for Single-Family Residential Uses on Approximately 4 Acres out of The Ray Grevious Survey, Abstract No. 1307, Tarrant County, TX, Located at 2349 N. Holland Rd.; Jeff Linder of Bannister Engineering (Engineer) on Behalf of Mouaz Allababidi of Allababidi Foundation, LLC (Owner) (ZC#21-003)

Requested Action
To consider the subject zoning change request.

Recommendation:
The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing on April 5, 2021 and voted 7-0 to recommend denial.

Five people spoke in opposition to the zoning change request, one of whom also submitted a letter opposing the request. The residents’ concerns included traffic, the condition of Holland Road, too much development in the area, density, architecture, screening, development standards that are not above and beyond the minimum requirements, reduced setbacks, proximity of houses to surrounding properties, drainage, quality of homes, inconsistency with the density and rural character of the area, and the precedent this development might set for the area. The applicant responded to some of the concerns and indicated that drainage would be handled by swales that would run along property lines as well as on the west side of the development, indicated that the lot size is consistent with what is already allowed by the existing zoning, stated that the setbacks are consistent with many of the newer developments in the City, and stated that the wider lots will allow for side entry garages.

Several of the commissioners understood and agreed with many of the concerns of the residents. One of the commissioners asked what the expected timing was on getting acceptance letters from the City of Arlington and the applicant indicated it was already in process and could be any day. The commissioners also expressed con...

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