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2022 Cross Timbers Conservation Development Review
On January 18, 2022, Town Council gave staff direction to begin reviewing standards and provide recommendations for the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District (CTCDD). Following a ten-month process, which included open houses, surveys, nine meetings with several boards and commissions, and Town Council, amendments to the Town's Master Plan and Land Development Regulations were approved on November 7, 2022.
Approved Master Plan Amendment
Approved Land Development Regulation Amendment
Bronze Leaf Award
- 2023 -
Flower Mound was recognized as a Bronze Leaf Award recipient by the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council for the Town's commitment to protecting the Cross Timbers and the 2022 CTCDD Area Plan update.
What is the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District?
The Cross Timbers Conservation Development District (CTCDD) was established by the 2001 Master Plan. The purpose of the CTCDD is to preserve the integrity of the largely intact Cross Timbers ecological area in central Flower Mound, which provides the Town with its unique country atmosphere and natural environment while allowing environmentally sensitive development to occur.
In 2013, the Town's Master Plan was amended (Ord. No. 64-13) following public input to include a new form of conservation development; cluster development. Cluster development intended to maximize open space conservation, which included preserving scenic corridors and vistas, on a site-by-site basis to realize a community benefit that provided the Town with its unique country atmosphere and natural environment.
During the 2022 review, careful attention was given to conservation development details intended to advance the preservation of the CTCDD's ecological areas and rural atmosphere. Based on the feedback, the Cluster development option was removed from the Master Plan and the Conservation development option was expanded to create greater flexibility. Overall, the amendments included, but were not limited to:
- Maximum density of 1 dwelling per 2 acres;
- Minimum 0.75-acre residential lot sizes with;
- Required lot size variation (25% of proposed must be 1 acre);
- Minimum 45% open space requirement with park options;
- Open space connectivity requirements;
- Unique public outdoor lighting standards;
- 200-foot scenic corridor buffers along Cross Timbers Road;
- Subdivision entry feature expectations; and
- Updated arterial and collector landscape treatments.
The CTCDD 2022 Review survey was open between February 4 and March 11, 2022, and received 996 responses. Below is a copy of the survey and a summary of the responses received.
The Town hosted two open houses at Town Hall for those interested in learning more about the CTCDD and to provide feedback.
Open House 1: Thursday, March 3
1 to 5 PM
Residents were encouraged to remain updated on the process by doing any of the following:
- Visiting this webpage regularly;
- Following the Town of Flower Mound on Facebook;
- Joining the E-Town Bulletins mailing list;
- Signing-up for Notify Me CTCDD Developer Application Notifications; or
- Contacting Planning Services by phone at 972.874.6350 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Timeline of Events
|Received feedback from Town Council||Began community outreach||Summarized results and prepared presentation||Town Council Strategic Planning Session|
|Finalized survey, mailings, posts, and outreach plan||Hosted 1st and 2nd open houses||Work sessions with Boards and Commissions||Work session with Planning and Zoning|
|Closed survey and reviewed results||Town Council Work Session||Scheduled public hearings|
|P&Z Work Session||Drafted Master Plan and Land Development Regulations amendment for consideration|
City Council Public Hearing
November 7, 2022
- Approved the proposals as presented.
- Video Link
- Agenda: Click Here
- This item was tabled by Council at their October 17, 2022, meeting
- Previous Agenda: Click Here
Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
October 10, 2022
- Recommended for approval. Final consideration and action required by Town Council.
- Video Link
- Agenda: Click Here