SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) – As Southlake resident Scott White walks along his cul-de-sac, he points out the small pond and the tall trees. He loves this cul-de-sac, he said, and he’s fighting to keep it: The city may soon turn it into a road connecting White’s neighborhood with another across the property.
“I spent a lot of time here with my kids,” the longtime Southlake resident said. “Our property values will go down. When they cut the road through here, it’s going to be a much more dangerous area.”
The city says when an area reaches 4.5 acres of development, the cul-de-sac will turn into an access road between that neighborhood and one nearby. In White’s case, his on Miracle Pointe Dr. will connect with another across the property called Kimball Hills.
These plans were approved by the city in 2008.
However, some residents in Kimball Hills want the connecting road.
“It was always meant to be. It should be there,” said Bill Stonaker, who lives in the Kimball Hills subdivision.
He said the expanded road would give him another way out of his neighborhood. Right now, he only has one. He worries his street would be closed if there is an accident on the main road.
“then you would have a hard time getting an emergency life safety vehicle in here,” Stonaker said.
White doesn’t buy that argument and is doing everything he can to stop plans to extend the road. He wrote the city a letter voicing his concerns. He’s even offering to buy off the neighbors across the way.
“I absolutely offered every single individual over there $1,000 to leave the property set up the way it is,” he said.
White doesn’t buy that argument and is doing everything he can to stop plans to extend the road. He wrote the city a letter voicing his concerns.
He’s even offering to buy off the neighbors across the way.
“I absolutely offered every single individual over there $1000 to leave the property set up the way it is,” he said.
So far, there haven’t been any takers. Stonaker thinks the whole idea is ridiculous.
“My gosh! We are all in million dollar homes,” he said. “If you want to buy us off offer 25 or 30 thousand dollars, don’t offer a thousand dollars. We don’t get out of bed for a thousand dollars!”
The city has scheduled a meeting to discuss the issue in November.