Keller Citizen

Haslet City Council approves new residential subdivision

Plans for an 84-home subdivision near a major Haslet intersection received preliminary support from The City Council at its Oct. 20 meeting.

The Council approved a preliminary plat for The Regal Ridge Estates, an upscale residential subdivision planned for a 63.6-acre site south of Blue Mound Road and east of FM 156. The subdivision would feature minimum half-acre lots with homes of at least 2,800 square feet.

Mayor Bob Golden said the proposed development would include a number of attractive amenities: sanitary sewer, natural gas, concrete streets and sidewalks. Plans also include an almost eight-acre common area with a pond, Golden said.

There’s still more steps to go before the proposed development gets the full go-ahead from the city. The Council would need to approve a formal site plan, a final plat and a community facilities agreement, Golden said.

Also, the Council gave its thumbs up to a new feed store and country market in Old Town. The Council said yes to a specific-use permit that will allow the new owner of a feed store on Main Street across from City Hall to operate a sort of farmers’ market on the property with outdoor displays of merchandise and seasonal items.

"The former tenant had a feed store on the property and the new tenant wants to have a feed store and country market – similar to a farmers’ market – with outside displays," Golden said. "The only way that could be handled under our present ordinances was to include these uses in an SUP, which was unanimously approved."

In other business, the Council voted to continue discussion of a proposed ordinance amendment regarding high grass and weeds at its next meeting on Nov. 17. The Council at the Oct. 20 meeting canceled the previously scheduled Nov. 3 meeting.