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Zoning change for Vintage Springs denied

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By Miles Smith
LPR Editor

Opponents of zoning that would facilitate the construction of Vintage Springs, a 278-unit single family housing development on 67 acres at 300 and 411 Mockingbird Lane in Lockhart, needed only two city councilmembers to side with them to prevent the land from changing from residential light density to planned development district.
In the end, they got just enough.
The Lockhart City Council voted 5-2 in favor of changing the zoning on the land owned by the London and Gill families, one vote shy of the super majority required due to more than 20 percent of homeowners within 200 feet of the property opposing the change.
The lack of a sixth vote means DR Horton will not be proceeding with its plan to build 278 homes featuring hardiplank exteriors that range in size from around 1,368 square feet to 2,375 square feet at an average cost of around $225,000 per home. Representatives from DR Horton said the homes built on lots measuring 45 feet wide would all feature two car garages with two additional off-street parking spaces, sidewalks, a hike and bike trail and common areas that included green space surrounding retention ponds, a dog park and a playground area.
Councilmembers Kara Bliss McGregor and John Castillo sided with the opponents, voting against the rezoning.
Read more in this week’s Post-Register.

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