McAllen: Local Developer Plans Mixed Townhome-Single Family on 7.5 Acres
Feature Photo: Aerial perspective, looking east, of the tract rezoned for a mix of townhomes and single family homes. Image: Google Earth/VBX graphic.
by Adolfo Pesquera
McAllen (Hidalgo County) — A Mission-based company obtained zoning on 7.48 acres for a mixed development of single family detached housing that will be shoe-horned into a townhome development.
The City Commission on Jan. 11 approved two resolutions on adjacent tracts that are located in the 700 block of South Taylor Road, just west of Martinez Elementary School.
A 3.61-acre tract roughly shaped like a ‘C’ in reverse was rezoned from multifamily residential apartment district to multifamily residential townhouse. It surrounds a 3.87-acre tract to the north, east and south that was rezoned multifamily residential apartment to single family residential.
Both tracts are titled Taylor Grove Subdivision. A city staff review noted that the development trend for the area is single family and multifamily residential, and they recommended approval.
“Therefore, the maximum number of units for the subject property is approximately 72 townhomes,” city staff said of the proposed townhome tract.
The plat on file, however, only shows individual lot lines for the front section of the property or about 55 lots. The concept site plan also draws in at least four neighborhood streets.
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.