On Tuesday afternoon, a statement was released on social media by the City of Mansfield about the proposed development at the current Dawson Ridge Par & Pub. It reads in part:
“There has been a lot of conversation surrounding the redevelopment of Dawson Ridge Par & Pub, and also a lot of misinformation spreading. Due to this the developer, Nathan Whittaker, is rescinding his request for the rezone with the intent of meeting with the community to let the community dictate how he moves forward. Nathan’s intent from the beginning has been to offer affordable home ownership to the citizens of Mansfield, and he still intends to do so.
In conjunction with Councilwoman Stephanie Zader and developer, William Barber of Blue Door Construction Company, Whittaker will be working with the community to find the best solution for the redevelopment of this property. Anyone with questions, concerns, or a desire to be a part of the conversation can reach out to Councilwoman Zader at [email protected].
The release ended with a commitment to communicate new developments on this matter to area media and Councilwomn Zader’s address at the Mansfield Municipal Building.
The matter was scheduled for a public hearing before Mansfield City Council this evening. The proposal called for 300 manufactured homes to be placed on an 86 acre site. The development would require rezoning parcels on Vonhoff Boulevard from R-2 Residential to MH Mobile Home Park.
The hearing came after the required 30 day period had elapsed with the City of Mansfield Planning Commission recommended denial of the proposal. Based on the withdraw, City Council then voted to deny the rezoning request.
Maps of the proposed development area can be seen in the last two pages of tonight’s Council agenda (can be accessed here).
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