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At the June 14, 2016 City Council meeting, the Council voted to amend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and remove several areas of mixed use residential designations from the original 2011 plan. After significant discussion, audience input and Council debate, the City Council passed multiple motions indicating that, overall, mixed use commercial land designations in the city should not include a residential component (i.e. residential/apartments over shops and restaurants).
Under consideration were the eight areas of Coppell that were previously identified in 2011 as future mixed use locations in order to determine if these designations were still appropriate. In May 2016 the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) recommended four items: (1) a new land use category that eliminated the residential component for those areas close to existing residential neighborhoods, (2) a revised definition for Mixed Use Community Center to allow for no more than 10 residential dwellings per acre, (3) revision to the future land use map for those eight areas, (4) and the potential of hiring a consultant to examine the data, design specific land use plans, and initiate a comprehensive citizen participation opportunity.
Based on P&Z’s recommendations, and after hearing public input, City Council members discussed various aspects and approved the following revisions to the Future Land Use Plan of the Comprehensive Plan:
City Council expressed that they did not want to hire a land use consultant and subsequently took no action.
Definitions Defined in the Coppell 2030 Comprehensive Master Plan & per Council approval
Neighborhood Center Retail (new land use category approved by Council) - To provide opportunities for neighborhood serving retail, restaurant and service uses. Such areas are compatible with and serve the daily shopping, dining and service needs of nearby lower density (typically 1-4 dwelling units per acre) residential neighborhoods.
Mixed Use Community Center – (amended definition approved by Council) To provide areas for mixed-use development consisting of both neighborhood and community serving commercial, retail, and office uses OR single family residential no greater than 10 dwelling units per acre.
Neighborhood Residential - To provide areas of low and mediums density single-family neighborhoods (typically 1 to 4 dwelling units per acre) including appropriately scaled civic and institutional uses that function as an integrated neighborhood.
Freeway Special District – To provide areas within the community for conventional high intensity regional commercial uses and office developments such as hotels, multi-story office buildings, regional commercial uses, restaurants and other uses dependent upon high volumes of vehicular traffic.