Royse City Council members moved into executive session immediately following the presentation given on the proposed Creekside development.
The council decided to move further discussion on the proposed development into executive session ahead of schedule.
Both Mayor Janet Nichol and Place 6 Council Member Tom Crowley raised concerns regarding amenities for the development following the presentation. Crowley asked the representative from Hines Acquisitions, LLC that gave the presentation about amenities in the proposed project. He asked if developers would follow through with providing any type of amenities that make up the project.
“We want happy citizens living in your homes,” Crowley said, indicating that proposed amenities for this project must be built. “The responsibility falls back on the developer.”
Mayor Janet Nichol asked the representative about a concern regarding small swimming pools in densely populated neighborhoods, to see how Creekside developers would prevent that situation.
“There are people out here that are disappointed because they were told they would have a nice size pool and the pool isn’t big enough for the neighborhood,” she said. “And they’re building onto the neighborhood with this small pool.”
The representative responded by saying that as the development is built, if they see a high interest in swimming pools, they would possibly add more pools in a later phase.
“If we find that pools are more popular than we thought then maybe we can adjust and build a second pool in a later phase,” he said.
No further action was taken on the proposed development agreement.
Council members also approved an amended and restated capital improvement agreement regarding Parkside Village and approved the annexation of about 145 acres along CR 2526.
The council received a donation from the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance for a park bench. Bob DeJean, the non-profit’s project director, presented the check to the mayor.
Two public hearings were held regarding the annexation of about 109 acres in both Hunt and Rockwall Counties. No one spoke during the two public hearing portions.