During its Wednesday meeting, the Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zoning request from Massey Shaw to allow for construction of town homes and garden homes on 29.8 acres at the southwest corner of Farley Street and U.S. Highway 287.

The request was denied by the commission and city council in earlier meetings.

“The whole concept is called Bluebonnet Park. The location is Highway 287 and Farley Street and there is a lot of synergy that is happening in that area. Directly across is the ShowBiz Cinemas development; you have got the new junior high and the sports complex,” HiView real estate agent Brett Hess said. “The homes are going to be built in the American craftsman style, which has been very successful in the Metroplex. Our concept (for the development) is rear entry; this is so you get a nice clean street by using alleys. It makes the homes look a lot larger.”

Hess said the town and garden homes will be a mix of one and two stories with roof elevation changes. Brick and Hardie board will be used on the outside of the homes, along with different color variations.

The commission approved the zoning request under the condition that a public hearing will be required for each detailed site plan submitted for each phase.

Specific use permit

Gary and Vicki Hays requested a specific use permit within a general retail zoning district for the retail sale of antiques, collectibles, glassware, furniture and home decor at 113 N. U.S. Highway 77. Commissioners approved the request on the condition rummage sales would not be permitted on the site and the business would not block the driveway preventing access to other businesses.

In other business, the commission approved

• a preliminary plat of Sandstone Ranch on 66.6 acres on Brown Street.

• a replat of lot 2R and 3R, block A of Brookbend Place  and lots two, three and four block A of Brookbend place and a portion of land in the E.R. Balch Survey.

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