The Denison City Council will consider an ordinance change to commercial district with highway oriented overlay for about 24 acres of land near the intersection of Crawford Street and U.S. Highway 75 when it meets Monday at 6 p.m. at Denison City Hall. This land is expected to be used for a commercial and retail development by Mark Schulman, owner of Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille.
In October, the council approved the conveyance of less than half an acre of greenbelt space for the development of a entertainment complex with neighboring retail development. Following objections by residents, who were opposed to the removal of the greenbelt, and questions regarding the future of the project, the Denison Planning and Zoning Commission moved last month to recommend denial of the zoning change.
Other items that will be considered include:
• a zoning change from planned development for manufactured homes to planned development for single-family residential district- attached for 2.968 acres at the northeast corner of College Blvd and Eisenhower Parkway;
• a zoning change to commercial district with a conditional use permit for a used auto dealer for 807 W. Murray and 1301 S. Armstrong;
• a zoning change to two-family district with a conditional use permit for an accessory dwelling for a property located at 925 W. Morgan;
• an ordinance finding the reasonableness of the costs of demolition for structures situated at 212 Sharon Circle, 1700 W. Morton and 2027 S. Armstrong; and
• a first reading to consider an ordinance granting Atmos Energy, Mid-Tex Division, a franchise to construct, maintain and operate pipelines and equipment in the city of Denison.
In a closed, executive session the council will discuss pending litigation regarding 715 W. Sears and Brem v. city of Denison; and an update on Denison Development Alliance negotiations and projects. The council will then reconvene in open session to take any necessary action.