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Age-restricted community in the works
Seniors wishing to downsize into a smaller home but stay in Flower Mound may soon have another option.
Monday, the planning and zoning commission recommended approval to the town council an amendment to the land development regulations to expand the single-family detached residential district (SF-5) to areas designated as high density in Specific Plan Area (SPA) 6.
SF-5 allows development on residential lots of 5,000 square feet or greater. Previously, that was limited only in SPA 11, an area on the southeast part of the town where the Orchard Flower senior housing project will be, and in the Denton Creek area, where the Canyon Falls mixed-use project will be in west Flower Mound.
Should the council approve the request, the expansion would include approximately 20 acres at the northeast intersection of Chinn Chapel Road and Dixon Lane, just south of the future Academy Sports and Outdoors.
That change is expected to pave the way for a for-sale home project that will likely be an age-restricted community, though the minimum age limit has not been determined.
Preliminary discussions call for an approximate 90-lot subdivision in a gated community. The project is also expected to have an amenity center.
If the council approves the request July 16, a master plan change, a zoning change and a preliminary plat will be submitted to the town.
An official application has not been submitted yet, so there are still several unknowns, such as the price of the homes and who the homebuilder will be.
An application is expected to be submitted later this year.
Once complete, Flower Mound will have another age-restricted community as Orchard Flower was approved in April.
Orchard Flower, which will be located at the northwest intersection of Flower Mound Road and Old Orchard Road, is a 27.3-acre development that will feature 102 residential lots with a typical size of 50- and 60-foot widths.
Grenadier Homes will be the homebuilder. Most of the homes will be one-story
Construction has not begun as the town has not received construction plans.