Flower Mound on Monday moved forward with plans to give residents more options for Mexican food right across the street from each other.
One will be fine dining, and the other will be a bit more fast-paced.
The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for Mi Dia, which will be located at the southwest intersection of FM 2499 and West Windsor Drive.
This comes after the commission OK’d a site plan for Taco Bueno, which will be located on the opposite side of FM 2499.
Mia Dia will be located just east of the town’s senior center, and the two facilities will share parking spaces.
Project leaders requested four variances to architectural standards, including a requirement for articulation on one side of the wall. That wall is set to face south, and commissioners were concerned about its lack of character.
Chairman Claudio Forest asked the developers to “bump out” the wall to make it look more appealing.
The commission approved other variance requests, such as a requirement for no more than 80 percent glass on one side of the building. Developers were asking to be allowed to have one side to have 83 percent glass.
The plan for Taco Bueno calls for a 2,800-square-foot building to be located at the southeast intersection of College Parkway and Long Prairie Road. This will be the first Taco Bueno in Flower Mound.
The River Walk
The commission approved a replat and a site plan for two buildings inside The River Walk at Central Park, totaling 23,000 square feet. The buildings will be located east of FM 2499 and south of Central Park Avenue.
There will be 7,940 square feet of retail and 5,860 square feet of office in the first building, which will be two stories. The second building, which will be one story, is expected to feature 9,300 square feet of retail.
Project leaders said the buildings will be the main entrance to the project from FM 2499 and will begin what is expected to be a promenade of retail buildings that will end at the amphitheater.
Scott Minnis of G&A Consultants said it’s not yet known what retailers will occupy the space.
Commissioners also recommended for Town Council approval a development plan for Hawks Hill, which is expected to contain residential, office and retail uses, including a gas station. The project is set to be located at the southwest intersection of FM 2499 and Waketon Road. The development plan recommended Monday does not include the residential component.
Under this development plan, project officials said there will be nine lots spanning 18.7 acres. They said the first phase is expected to include the gas station. Phase 2 will feature eight lots for retail, likely restaurants, and office uses. Phase 3, which will be addressed in a future development plan, will include low-density residential.
The gas station still needs approval of a specific use permit (SUP), which is being reviewed by the town. Open space is also being proposed for the project.
The commission approved a record plat for the first phase of Townlake, a residential subdivision that will be located west of Flower Mound Road and north of River Hill Drive.
The project, which will be on property previously known as the Bunn-Gourley West tract, will feature 37 lots on 92.5 acres. Townlake will be a cluster development, meaning it must adhere to new development standards since it will be within the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District. That includes minimum open space requirements and a maximum on the number of lots per acre.