FATE – Developers of one of the largest home developments to be built in Fate got the go ahead last Tuesday to begin making the subdivsion become a reality.

The Fate City Council approved the annexation of 679.17 acres for the Willaimsburg development in six separate motions at a May 22 council meeting.

The Williamsburg master plan includes 49.60 acres for an elementary and middle school to be built east of Rochell Road and a 14.2 acre elementary school site. it also includes a 7.4 acre amenity center and at least five ponds.

The plan includes 411.67 acres of single family lots and 11.58 acres of multifamily lots.

There is 112.4 acres of open space.

The development includes 393 5,000 square foot homes; 444 6,000 square foot homes; 371 7,000 square foot homes; 185 8,000 square foot homes; 78 9,000 square foot homes; 10,000 62 square foot homes; 30 11,000 square foot homes; 104 12,000 square foot homes; 27 13,000 square foot homes; and 74 14,000 to 20,000 and higher square foot homes.

The council also swore in recently elected council member Forest Murley. The council also canvassed the returns of the May 13 election.

The council also approved a drought contingency ordinance to be effective Thursday as the North Texas area is entering into stage three of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s water conservation plan.

City Manager Gerry Boren said water conservation tips will be mailed to Fate residents. Residents will be asked to only water their lawns once a week to help conserve water.

During the first few weeks the city does not expect to issue citations to people who do not follow the new conservation measures.

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