TCU-area homeowners scored a win at Tuesday night’s Fort Worth City Council meeting.
Two more blocks of residential streets were approved for a zoning change and TCU Residential Overlay protection that should prevent “stealth dorms” from replacing charming cottages on residential streets.
That’s good news.
The neighborhoods surrounding TCU are a great place to live, especially if you’re a Horned Frogs fan.
And most residents know that close proximity to college life comes with costs — sporting-event noise, congested streets, student neighbors and, yes, the occasional party. That’s to be expected.
But they shouldn’t expect or tolerate mini-dormitories springing up on tiny lots that held small, single-family homes.
Even investors who own income properties around TCU agree. According to residents who pushed for the zoning change, many investors signed the petition in support of the added protections.
Dormitories belong on campus; not on neighboring streets.
The zoning change should ensure that continues to be the case.