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File #: ORD-3678    Version: 1 Name: IH-35E Corridor Vision Study - Public Hearing
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Conduct a public hearing and consider adopting Ordinance No. 3678 for the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study, amending the City of Farmers Branch comprehensive plans; approximately 463 acres generally located along both sides of IH-35E Freeway, extending from the north city limit line to the south city line, and generally bounded by the DART/BNSF Railroad on the west, and on the east by Denton Drive, Rawhide Creek, Valley View Lane, the rear property line of properties on Nestle Street, Havenhurst Street, Bee Street, Wicker Avenue, the rear property lines of properties fronting on Hermitage Street, the Cooks Creek Channel, and the west property lines of the residential lots fronting Bee Street; and take appropriate action
Attachments: 1. Information Memorandum, 2. Ordinance No. 3678, 3. Exhibit A: Proposed IH-35E Corridor Vision Study, 4. Exhibit A (continued): Proposed IH-35E Corridor Vision Study - Appendix, 5. Resident written response, 6. Minutes from the January 11, 2021 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission, 7. Consultant presentation
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Conduct a public hearing and consider adopting Ordinance No. 3678 for the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study, amending the City of Farmers Branch comprehensive plans; approximately 463 acres generally located along both sides of IH-35E Freeway, extending from the north city limit line to the south city line, and generally bounded by the DART/BNSF Railroad on the west, and on the east by Denton Drive, Rawhide Creek, Valley View Lane, the rear property line of properties on Nestle Street, Havenhurst Street, Bee Street, Wicker Avenue, the rear property lines of properties fronting on Hermitage Street, the Cooks Creek Channel, and the west property lines of the residential lots fronting Bee Street; and take appropriate action

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BACKGROUND:
This is a city-initiated project. The City's 2020 Strategic Plan identified the IH-35E Corridor Vision Study as a project to help fulfill C2 of the Strategic Plan: provide attractive, unique and connected spaces for community interaction. The vision study also aligns with City Council's FY2019-2020 Critical Business Outcome CBO1 which is implementing a vision for the central corridor. The vision study will guide development within the IH-35E corridor for approximately the next 20 years and include recommended strategies to leverage existing assets in order to increase property values and allow for higher quality land uses within the corridor. This is an optimal time to adopt and begin implementation of the study as the IH-35E highway infrastructure will be widened during the next five years, further impacting properties particularly along the west side of the highway. While the highway construction is occurring, implementing vision study recommendations and strategies can begin thereby establishing a foundation for future development in the corridor.

Preparation of the study has been conducted in just over one year, beginning on November 12, 2019, when City Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Interfac...

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