Proposed Development East of Neighborhood
As of November 18, 2021
The property at the 9000 block of John T White has sold. The buyer is not public yet, but will be when the info is posted at the Tarrant Appraisal District. If it is the Huffines Communities, Sandi from Mayor Pro Tem Bivens' office says they will have to make changes to their construction and possibly request some waivers that may result in them hvaing to alter their plan to build 200 apartments in five (5) 3-story buildings. Nothing has been filed yet. However, NO ZONING CHANGE will need to be requested for apartments since the land is zoned multi-family.
As of September 3, 2021
BVWNA continues to watch this proposed development for opportunities to prevent the building of apartments adjacent to our neighborhood. At the recent resident meeting regarding the other proposed development, this project came up in discussions and the BVWNA memberships continues to oppose the development of apartments in this residentially-zoned area.
As of August 20, 2021
As reported in the letter from the BVWNA President, the developer Huffines is no longer seeking a change to the zoning of the property at 9000 John T White. The developer proposes to use the current multi-family zoning on 9.283 acres and build 200 apartments in 5 buildings that are 3 stories tall. BVWNA membership voted to oppose the development of apartments by promoting a planned development. The FW Zoning Commission did not change the zoning for a planned development. BVWNA continues to watch the process as the developer works with the City.
As of July 27, 2021
See the letter from the BVWNA President for the latest update on this matter. Click Here
As of June 21st, 2021 - Developer withdraws zoning request
The developer has cancelled their request for a continuance and has completely withdrawn the zoning request change ZC-21-056. The developer is exploring other development options such as larger townhomes. We will post most information as it becomes available.
As of June 19th, 2021 - Developer to request continuance
The developer will be requesting a continuance. The earliest date this would be heard now is the 2nd Tuesday in August. Stay Tuned!
Update June 14th, 2021 - City Council hearing postponed to 6/22
City Council decided that all zoning change requests previously scheduled for the June 15, 2021 hearing date have been postponed to the June 22, 2021. At this hearing, the developer will request City Council to reverse the Zoning Commission's 5/12 denial of ZC-21-056 to rezone the property at 9000 John T White to multi-family - planned development. As of this update, the property remains zoned with a multi-family designation that includes apartments.
BVWNA supports the zoning change that would permanently prohibit the building of apartments. Please note that the City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 22nd. For more information about the meeting or how to register, please contact the City Secretary’s Office using the contact information on their webpage here: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/citysecretary/appear-at-council
Update June 8th, 2021 - Invite to Information Session
On Saturday June 12th, the District 5 City Council Member Gyna Bivens is hosting an information session regarding the Zoning Change request ZC-21-056. All Bentley Village-Waterchase Estates residents are invited to attend. Click this link for more information https://www.bvwna.org/single-post/information-session-with-city-staff-regarding-zc-21-056
Update May 13, 2021
The May 12 Zoning Commission Hearing resulted in the decision to deny with prejudice the zoning request ZC-21-056. This means the zoning remains as mostly "C" for multi-family and, for a small parcel of the land, as "F" for commercial. The Zoning Commission members expressed concern over the proposed development for single-family townhomes as it was presented and were not convinced this project would fit with Bentley Village.
BVWNA's goal has been to prevent apartments from being built adjacent to our neighborhood. While the zoning did not change and the possibility of apartments still remain, we are encouraged that the Zoning Commission members' comments expressed that apartments should not be built and that a housing development proposal would have to be better thought out before the zoning could be changed. Unfortunately, if a developer decides to purchase the land to build apartments, the developer would not have to go before the Zoning Commission.
Click HERE to access the recording on Fort Worth Television; the hearing for ZC-21-056 begins at 01:29:45 and ends at 02:25:06.
BVWNA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates on this blog post as information comes available. Thank you for your support!
The developer has submitted a request for zoning change ZC-21-056 to be presented at the Zoning Commission's Hearing calendar for Wednesday, May 12th, 1:00 pm.
WebEx Call-In Information for the May 12th hearing: Meeting/Access Code: 182 860 9117 Call in by Phone (Toll): 1-650-479-3208 Call in by Phone (Local): 817-392-1111
Click Here to Register and Join WebEx Call from computer or smart device
The document below is the abridged May 12th Revised Docket with information only for the Case ZC-21-056.
Additional Resource: The 2021 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the City Council at a public hearing on March 2, 2021. Click Here to see the Adopted Comprehensive Plan.