Thank you so much for coming and participating in the Future of In-Town District Three Town Hall. Sorry it’s taken a bit to get back to you but we now have responses to all the questions we couldn’t answer in person that night. Feel free to follow up with questions or concerns, or to raise any other issues you’d like me to look into or champion for you. You can call or text me at 940-220-2027 or email me at Paul.Meltzer@cityofdenton.com.
With best wishes,
Denton City Council Member At-Large
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Is Windsor slated for reconstruction in the segment alongside North Lakes Park?
What time frame?
Currently the section of Windsor alongside North Lake Park (Bonnie Brae to Hinkle) is not slated for reconstruction in the current Bond. Windsor (Hinkle to N. Elm and N. Elm to Armstrong) are the segments that will be reconstructed. Currently, Windsor (N. Elm to Armstrong) is part of our bundle package and is currently in design. Construction is planned to start the 2nd quarter of 2019. Windsor (Hinkle to N. Elm) is part of the Hinkle and Windsor Paving and Drainage project that will start construction in February of 2019.
Is Scripture slated to get a sidewalk in the segment from Jagoe to Bonnie Brae?
Not currently. Capital Projects/Engineering Services keeps a running list of potential sidewalk improvements. We will add this segment to the list.
Will there be signalized pedestrian crossings across Bonnie Brae? At which intersections?
Regarding Bonnie Brae from IH-35E to Scripture Street (Bonnie Brae Phase 4), right now we know there will be signalized pedestrian crossings at Oak Street and Hickory Street. Also, there will be marked pedestrian crossings at the Scripture roundabout; however, they will not be signalized.
South of Hickory Street, we are still performing our traffic analysis to determine the location of any other signalized intersections between Hickory Street and IH-35E.
Is Linden Street slated to go into Rayzor Ranch? What other side streets will extend into Rayzor Ranch?
Linden Street is slated to be extended into Rayzor Ranch, as are Crescent Street and Panhandle Drive. Heritage Trail will also be extended through the southern portion of Rayzor Ranch, to Scripture Street.
Would it be possible for Georgetown going north from University Drive to be reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph?
The minimum speed limit on any residential neighborhood street is 30 mph and is actually governed by the Texas Vehicle Code. It’s a state minimum that cannot be reduced at the city level.
It seems that the sidewalks on Georgetown end going south at around Amherst. Could they extend to University?
Capital Projects/Engineering Services will add this segment to the sidewalk improvement list for consideration as funding becomes available.
Is a gated community coming in at Hinkle and Windsor?
There is a single-family residential project coming in there called the Fireside Addition with an HOA but it’s not going to be gated.
For those who would like a little more detail, the property was rezoned to NR-3 with conditions in 2015, click here to see ordinance 2015-217.
In August of this year the property was final platted, click here to view Final Plat FP18-0019.
The final plat creates 107 residential lots and two common areas. We don’t know when they’re going to start construction.
Can we provide a map or a site plan of where the school will be coming in on Bonnie Brae?
Click here to view the New Denton High location map.
Is it possible that some or all of that UNT property on Bradley might be used for community gardens?
Good idea! Preliminary discussion with UNT staff indicate that most of the property could be used as a passive park. We will visit with UNT staff and see what they think! Details of the proposed park have not been discussed yet.
Is there any way the city can address the area around Bernard Street having become a food desert with all the closings of nearby food stores?
The Oak Gateway Area Plan Steering Committee has also recognized this issue/concern in what they’re calling “Sub-area #3” and has proposed recommendations to address it. Below are draft goals and recommendations for Sub-area #3 that addresses the need for more neighborhood services in the area:
- Authorize zoning that allows land uses that are pedestrian scale, walkable, mixed use and allows for neighborhood services.
- Create an Overlay District for the Eagle Drive area that promotes walkability and ensures new development is in scale with the area through a Form Based Code format.
- Incentivize and encourage mixed-use development with neighborhood servicing uses located along Eagle Drive with nonresidential uses located on the ground floor.
AREA3-S1: Create more neighborhood services.
- Approve appropriate Zoning Districts that allow neighborhood service land uses.
- Provide incentives to create more neighborhood services.
- Create an infill development policy and toolkit, and provide several permit-ready building types.
- Approve zoning that allows compatible economic development in strategic locations.
- Encourage neighborhood-serving office, retail, or other non-residential uses to be located in residential community areas, primarily along key corridors and at major intersections.
P.S. Public input for the Oak Gateway Committee is 6pm this Thursday night (11/15) at Calhoun Middle School. Calhoun Middle School is located at 709 Congress St. See you there!