Wilson County News June 12, 2013 2,466 views 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- The Holiday Inn Express, also known as Floresville Commons, near the intersection of U.S. 181 and Tiger Lane here, continues to take shape. The Floresville Planning and Zoning Committee, at its June 5 meeting, granted unanimous approval of the property’s final plat.
In its approval, the board stipulated that the property owner is responsible for ensuring the proper driveway permit has been obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation. Cyndi Nichols of the city’s Permits and Code Enforcement Office said the project’s plans indicate that the hotel will utilize a pre-existing entry and egress point left behind by the former Cow Camp Barbecue restaurant that once stood at that location.
Also during the meeting, the board granted two approvals related to the new home of the Richardson Bros. Chevrolet Polaris dealership, which will be built on the southbound side of U.S. 181 approximately 1 mile north of the highway’s intersection with C.R. 130. The dealership currently is located on U.S. 181 between C and E streets.
While the new site is located within Floresville’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, owner Bob Price has expressed an interest in having the property voluntarily annexed into the city limits. This only can occur if all seven property owners located between the site and the current city limits unanimously agree to the change.
Voluntary annexation would be immediate, Nichols said. A traditional annexation, which the city must initiate, would take three years.
Meanwhile, the committee has granted preliminary approval of the property’s plat. It also granted a variance related to road construction. Nichols said this variance was necessary because the city has stricter standards than Wilson County when it comes to building roads. The county would maintain the road for two years because it is located outside the city limits.
In other business, the committee granted final approval of a plat for the Duran subdivision. Nichols said the current property owner is selling 5 acres of land located off Goliad Road, which the prospective buyers plan to subdivide into four lots. Plans include locating mobile homes on the lots.
In attendance: Committee members Philip Vipond, Ray Lamberth, Chris Talamantez, Teddi Harllee, and Jim Lawhon; and Cyndi