TROPHY CLUB -- To Town Manager Mike Slye, the 26 acres east of the clock tower are "our golden nugget" that could reduce residential property taxes if the owner is allowed to develop the land for commercial and other uses.
What has some residents concerned are the prospective uses, the owner and a proposed new way of approving zoning changes.
Rumors arose last week after a joint meeting of the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss an 88-page proposal by Scott Beck, whose family once owned much of Trophy Club, to develop land bounded by Texas 114 and Trophy Club and Indian Creek drives.
At Monday night's council meeting, about two dozen residents sought assurance that Beck's plan would not be approved without their input.
"I'd like to see the whole concept so we can let you know if we think it's right," said Jodi Ashby, who said she opposed the 12-story buildings in the plan.
If approved, Slye said, the town's staff could authorize changes to the Beck development without having to take it back through the zoning commission and council. The changes would have to meet the restrictions of the original plan, he said.
Jennifer Winmill said she's angry that Beck might build apartments and that the staff could authorize changes in the plan after the commission and council approve it.
Slye said the council and commission will have a workshop Oct. 10 and a public hearing Oct. 17. The plan could go for a vote Oct. 17, he said.
Martha Deller, 817-390-7857