Archive for Thursday, January 29, 2004

Maples debate on hold

January 29, 2004

The debate concerning the future of the proposed Maples subdivision will have to wait another month before moving forward.

The Maples subdivision is a proposed 100 single-family home development seated on 40 acres of land. Its borders meet those of Pin Oak, a 32-home development just west of Maples.

The Planning Commission was slated to decide on the development's preliminary plat during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3. However, Maples developers requested the item be postponed until March.

The Maples development has been before the Planning Commission three times.

The Planning Commission tabled the development's preliminary plat twice, in December and January, so engineers could complete a traffic study.

Months ago, the Planning Commission rejected the development's initial plans to build single- and multi-family homes inside Maples. Maples came back to the Planning Commission with a single-family homes only proposal.

At issue for the Maples development is traffic and access into the proposed subdivision. Currently there is only one access road to Maples property, Poplar Street, one of the primary roads used by Pin Oak residents.

Pin Oak residents, as well as other nearby property owners, have voiced their opposition to the Maples development throughout the planning process.

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