Corpus Christi: 146-Home Plat for Braselton Homes Pending Before Planning Commission
Feature Photo: The tower monument at the circle in the Rancho Vista Subdivision. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Corpus Christi (Nueces County) — A national homebuilder currently developing a single family residential community on the south side asked the Planning Commission to postpone its request for a 146-unit planned unit development.
Braselton Homes, a D.R. Horton Company, had a zoning request scheduled for consideration at the commission’s Jan. 6 session. The commission agreed to table the request.
Urban Engineering, the agent for Braselton Development Company Ltd., submitted plans for an 18.26-acre addition to a housing development that has been in progress; this is part of the existing Rancho Vista Subdivision.
The development is to be constructed in two phases, each of them containing 73 single family lots.
The plat for Rancho Vista Unit 20 PUD inlaid in a Google Earth map.
Several new streets are included in the concept plat. They’ve been named Brees Drive–which would be one of two entrances to the proposed PUD–Cowboy Trail Lane, Lead Rider Way, Rustler Lane, Peeler Lane, Drag Rider Way, Night Wrangler Lane, and Shadow Rider Lane. Shadow Rider would be the second access street into the proposed PUD.
The street widths average about 20 feet, and the lots sizes are generally about 100 feet by 40 feet.
The project site will also require drainage and the installation of water, sewer and other standard utility connections.
There are two distinct zonings currently in place. Once approved, the zonings would convert from RS-4.5 single family district and farm rural district and become RS-4.5 planned unit development. The changes allows some flexibility in the site plan:
The project site is to the southeast but does not reach the intersection of Yorktown Boulevard and Fred’s Folly Drive. It is north of and would have a connection to Stampede Drive.
A stipulation on the design mentioned by city staff is that sidewalks within the PUD shall be 4 feet wide and may be on one side “as identified on the master site plan.”
Once the development plan is approved, it can expire in 25 months, unless a complete building permit application has been submitted, or a certificate of occupancy issued.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.