A new subdivision featuring homes worth $250,000 to $350,000 is on its way to Hurst.
The City Council recently approved changing the zoning from commercial to residential and also approved the site plan for the Billy Creek Estates on 7.8 acres at Melbourne Road and Texas 10, just east of Texas 121/Loop 820.
Developer Tommy Cunningham of Cunningham Custom Homes plans to build 18 one- and two-story houses on the vacant land, officials said. The homes will be around 2,000 square feet and will likely sell in the $250,000 to $350,000 price range, said Michelle Lazo, managing director for community development.
“It has been a while since we’ve had a subdivision here; we’re pretty happy about it,” she said.
Hurst has seen plenty of commercial development lately with restaurants like Dairy Queen, Pollo Tropical and Soul Man’s Barbecue, but Lazo said the new homes are a welcome addition.
Lazo said that the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district was a good selling point for the developer.
The homes will help bring more traffic to the area and will help increase property values, she said.
Initially, there were concerns from some neighbors about people having a view of their backyards from the two-story homes, but Lazo said the developer worked to change the design of the lots so that people in the two-story homes won’t have a view of their neighbors’ backyards.
Lazo said she doesn’t have a date for when construction will start, as more work needs to be done to platt the subdivision.