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July 17, 2012

Willow Park to get apartments


Christin Coyne

After many heated public meetings and a tie-breaking vote decided by the mayor July 10, the Willow Park City Council has given a go ahead for the city’s first major apartment complex development. 

Contingent on a developers agreement to be agreed to by the city and developer, a site plan for The Villages of Crown Park was approved by Mayor Richard Neverdousky and council members Gene Martin and Amy Podany, with council members Bernard Suchocki and Dan Stalling voting against. 

Dumped for a 26-acre property north of Interstate 20 and bounded by the Clear Fork of the Trinity River near Crown Road, the $18 million project will have more than 200 units. 

The project is expected to a gated, upscale complex with two-story buildings and a tennis court and game rooms. 

“Our amenities are so far beyond what is in Parker County,” developer Kyle Wilks said in May. 

Developers have put millions of dollars towards the long term project, as well, which they hope eventually includes a medical center owned by Trinity Health Resources and retail development in the area. To facilitate the project, Jim Martin said last year he put $2 million towards water, sewer and a  roadway, plus nearly $2 million in an escrow account to fund a Texas Department of Transportation project moving the relocating the westbound interstate exti, thus making nearby developments more accessible. Martin also put $250,000, approximately the cost of drilling one water well, in escrow for the city. 

However, rezoning the land and getting the council to approve a plat and site plan for the apartment project has been a long, heated road. 

After approving a rezoning change for the property about a year ago, the council initially turned down the final plat for the project in May before reconsidering and eventually approving it by a vote of 3-2 in June. 

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