The Fort Worth City Council at its May 7 meeting approved a zoning change on Randol Mill Road to allow for a single family development by Riverbend Investment III Ltd.
The site is located north on Randol Mill Road, a neighborhood collector.
The case was continued from the Feb. 13 meeting to allow more time for the applicant to meet with the neighborhood. As a result, support was received in the form of the Riverbend Homeowners Association with two persons speaking and seven letters received. One person did speak in opposition with concerns of flooding, density and decreased property values, while five letters in opposition were also received.
District 4 Councilman Cary Moon, in whose district the property lies, said the 30-acre tract of land will greatly help the need for additional housing in Fort Worth, the nation’s 15th largest city and growing. He also praised the beauty of the area, which has received improvements such as sidewalk work, painted poles, wrapped electrical boxes, much money invested into Gateway Park, and over 1,600 Texas Redbuds planted.
“Randol Mill is a beautiful east-west arterial. We’ve put a lot of money in that part of East Fort Worth,” Moon said. “You’ve got four lanes that will take you straight into downtown Fort Worth. You can live in one of these homes and be in downtown Fort Worth in seven minutes.”