A person of the most significant housing tasks in Killeen’s current heritage is going through some pushback from the Town Council primarily based on infrastructure concerns.
“This is a great development, but I’m questioning if timing is precisely the place it wants to be,” Councilman Michael Boyd mentioned. “The infrastructure is not in put.”
The new 390-acre planned unit advancement (PUD) would extend from just west of Onion Road in south Killeen to Trimmier Highway it is bounded by Stagecoach Highway on the north facet and Fire Station 8 to the south.
As soon as accomplished, the 4-phase enhancement would see a future 959 lots built. The development includes a diverse array of housing varieties, such as single family, duplex, agricultural and multifamily solutions.
In overall, the enhancement would give 241 tons around 52.53 acres of SF-2 (massive one-family housing) and 400 tons over 133.62 acres of R-1 (medium and small size one-family members housing). In addition, 46 heaps over 29.03 acres of SR-1 and 30 loads in excess of 30.39 acres of SR-2 (suburban housing) would be out there, as perfectly as 13 heaps more than 40 acres of mild agrictural land (A-R1). Finally, 228 heaps around 94.18 acres of duplex housing would act as the development’s western boundary, whilst two lots about 10.67 acres of B-5 business enterprise zoning would give inhabitants accessibility to a probable close by benefit retail store.
As proposed, the 30.39 acres of higher-worth SR-2 zoned property would not be accessible from the main development as a substitute, a looping street which branches into two cul-de-sacs would only be available from East Trimmier Road.
What’s more, the progress is planned to include 90 acres of open area, dedicated to the town of Killeen for general public parks. About 1,000 hardwood trees, including oak, elm and pecan trees, would be preserved.
In addition, 2.8 miles of 8-foot large concrete trail is planned to operate during the improvement and along with the present late, which would connect a playground, two pet dog parks, a 2,500-sq.-foot coated pavilion and two parking loads.
The developer has promised to place picnic tables, trash receptacles and benches through the job.
Finally, road trees are prepared all through the development, offering shade for citizens as they walk through the challenge.
The present-day proposal is the end result of almost a 12 months of work in between the developer, Yowell Ranch, and the city of Killeen, according to the applicant.
If permitted, the growth would start off design in October, with period just one housing finishing around June 2023 having said that, some council customers are worried with the point out of encompassing streets.
At the very least 3 people near the proposed advancement have requested the Metropolis Council to disapprove the task. A person resident, Russel Cobern, mentioned that the enhancement would impede on these residents’ way of lifetime.
“We moved out there, bought property, due to the fact we required the place, we wished a rural environment we needed horses and all that goes with that type of lifetime. Peaceful, serene,” he explained.
Cobern claimed that building on the lengthy challenge, and the density that would come with the completed advancement, would congest traffic on the now slender Onion Road. He also said that the improvement would have a unfavorable impression on what he described as currently lousy water tension.
According to customers of Killeen’s town workers in response to concerns from Councilman Riakos Adams, the space has the accurate infrastructure to provide water tension to the enhancement. In addition, Edwin Revell, the city’s govt director of public will work, pointed out that the developer will be expected to finish a traffic effects examination survey — a prolonged procedure that will consider the development’s potential effects on targeted traffic over the future 10 decades, and which will require the developer to help fork out for improvements to compensate for any unfavorable impacts they may well deliver.
Stagecoach Highway was yet another issue the web-cracked surface area has remained in a state of disrepair for a number of a long time as the city struggles to shut out a lawsuit with the company dependable for the road’s design. And even though Metropolis Manager Kent Cagle said the metropolis of Killeen “can no longer keep on to hold out on the end result of the lawsuit,” Boyd stated there was too significantly uncertainty to lend his help at this time.
Even so, Boyd pointed out that Chapparral Highway, which would feed into the development, will need to have to be widened, as will East Trimmier. He also pointed out that Stagecoach necessitates reconstruction, and that Onion Highway and Loop Road should be widened to lessen congestion and otherwise addressed to lower speeding.
“I love the improvement it is required, it would be excellent for the city of Killeen, there’s no questions about it,” he said. “But I’m going to echo some of the worries of some citizens: the street infrastructure is not in put. It is a difficulty … I am not at ease indicating indeed to this realizing that we’re going to have to hope and wait around for the highway to get produced.”
Council customers will look at the proposal again on Tuesday, when they might make a selection.