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File #: 19-039    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider a waiver from the requirement to construct sidewalks along FM 1102 for the proposed Westridge Oaks Subdivision.
Attachments: 1. Aerial, 2. Application and Waiver Request, 3. Westridge Oaks Plat, 4. Sidewalk Exhibit
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Christopher J. Looney, Planning and Community Development Director
Contact Info
clooney@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Discuss and consider a waiver from the requirement to construct sidewalks along FM 1102 for the proposed Westridge Oaks Subdivision.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case #: PL-18-134

Applicant: M & S Engineering
376 Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-2899

Owner: Hunter Creek Enterprises, LP
Chris Harborth
120 Colette Lane
Marion, TX 78124

Staff Contact: Holly Mullins, Planner
(830) 221-4054
hmullins@nbtexas.org

The subject property is approximately 69 acres located adjacent to Havenwood Subdivision on the west side of FM 1102 (Hunter Road), in the City's ETJ. The proposed subdivision consists of 193 residential lots with sidewalks along all internal streets. The developer is also planning to build trails and maintain green spaces to provide pedestrian activity within the subdivision.

While the applicant intends to build the required internal sidewalks, he has requested a waiver from the requirement to construct a perimeter sidewalk along FM 1102. The applicant describes FM 1102 as a rural road with one lane in each direction, a narrow shoulder, and current speed limit of 55 miles per hour. He notes there are no pedestrian facilities or destinations in the area. It is the applicant's belief that sidewalks along FM 1102 at this time would not provide any reasonable use to the community, could potentially create a safety hazard, and are likely to be relocated with potential future roadway improvements. The nearest sidewalks are approximately 2.5 miles away, in the Cloud Country and Northwest Crossing Subdivisions off Conrads Lane (Attachment 4). A similar waiver request was approved by City Council for The Crossings at Havenwood, across FM 1102, in 2017.

Staff recognizes this section of FM 1102 is a rural state Farm-to-Market highway that has primarily s...

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