B.N. Development Company, Inc., contacted staff and requested a meeting to discuss a boundary adjustment between the City of Fort Worth and the City of Crowley. The property is located east of Crowley Road, south of Risinger Road and west of Union Pacific Railroad. The property owner is proposing a commercial and single family development call Deer Creek Meadows (see attached). The proposed development straddles both Fort Worth and Crowley city limits. The property owner is requesting a boundary adjustment to bring residential lots at the southwest corner of proposed McPherson Boulevard and Hemphill Street into Crowley city limits, and proposed McPherson right-of-way into Fort Worth city limits.
McPherson Boulevard and Hemphill Street are neighborhood connectors in Fort Worth's Master Thoroughfare Plan (MTP). All of proposed Hemphill Street falls within Fort Worth city limits. Most of proposed McPherson Boulevard falls within Fort Worth city limits. The boundary adjustment will bring the remaining 12.864 acres of proposed McPherson Boulevard into Fort Worth city limits. From a regional perspective, McPherson Boulevard acts as an east-west connection from I-35W to Chisholm Trail Parkway. Both cities benefit when McPherson Boulevard is fully constructed to MTP standards.
The 42.934 acres in the boundary adjustment include the 12.864 acres to the City of Fort Worth and 30.07 acres to the City of Crowley. There are approximately 113 single family lots at the southwest corner of McPherson and Hemphill that are currently proposed within Fort Worth city limits. Twenty of these lots are bisected by the mutual city limits line at midblock. This configuration creates challenges for municipal services, such as water lines, which would dead-end at midblock, as well as building codes and permitting for lots that fall within both city limits.
The Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 43.015, authorizes adjacent municipalities to make mutually agreeable changes in their boundaries for areas that are less than 1,000 feet in width. The purpose of these changes in boundaries is to promote orderly development, public safety and effective delivery of municipal services. If the City Council approves the proposed boundary adjustment, the ordinance will be executed between the Cities of Fort Worth and Crowley.
The proposed boundary adjustment is located in Fort Worth city limits and COUNCIL DISTRICT 6.This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: City of Crowley.