June 13, 2022
The Midland City Council on Tuesday will decide on the rezones and a plat of property in northwest Midland, just north of Mockingbird Heights and just east of Green Tree.
The requests from Newton Engineering include a rezone of 20,719 acres east of Midland Drive and south of Green Tree Boulevard from AE, Agricultural Estates District to SF-3 Single Family Dwelling District. The developer wants to build a single-family housing subdivision with 73 residential lots that are smaller than the lots immediately to the south (in Mockingbird Heights) or west (in Green Tree). The proposed preliminary plat of 26.46 acres of the tract that will create 74 residential lots also will go before the council.
Lastly, the council will decide on a zone change from AE, Agricultural Estate District to O-1 Office District on a 5,720-acre tract in order to build an office center.
As previously reported, city staff told Planning and Zoning commissioners that while the request for the office center is not in compliance with the Tall City Tomorrow plan, it would be advantageous as the city continues to grow northward. It would be part of the commercial corridor developing along Midland Drive and serve as a buffer between the arterial road and residential communities, generating less traffic than single family developments and would provide services to the surrounding communities and future communities in the area.
The center will be built north of the planned housing development and right on the southeast corner of the intersection of Midland Drive and Green Tree Boulevard.
The city of Midland Planning and Zoning Commission approved all three items.
The council meeting is set to begin at 10 am inside Council Chamber at Midland City Hall, 300 N. Loraine St.
Stewart Doreen is the Editor for the Midland Reporter-Telegram.