River Walk development slated for Flower Mound; Lewisville and Hickory Creek to net liquor sales
FLOWER MOUND — Flower Mound voters approved a $16 million bond project that will create a public improvement district that will be used to build the River Walk at Central Park, a 158-acre, mixed-use development.
The creation of the district will allow project developer Centurion American to levy assessments on the River Walk property to be used for public improvements. The development will be built around Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and will include ground-floor retail with offices and residences above, parks and open space.
Before the bond was approved, Flower Mound had about $150 million of outstanding debt.
With about half of the precincts reporting at press time, 74.2 percent of the voters were in favor of the measure, with 2,512 votes for and 874 against.
Jeff Traylor and Gary A. Marco were elected to fill the two vacant Town Council positions, after both faced opposition.
In complete but unofficial returns, Traylor was elected to Place 1 with nearly 67 percent of the vote over opponent Randy Van Alstine, with 324 total ballots cast. Marco won 67.6 percent of the vote to defeat Richard Yerza; Marco had 219 votes to Yerza’s 105.
Restaurants in Hickory Creek will now be able to sell mixed beverages if the business holds a food and beverage certificate.
In complete but unofficial returns, the measure drew nearly 79 percent approval from voters, with 186 voting for the change and 50 against.
Additionally, more than 85 percent of voters were in favor of reauthorizing a local sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of streets.
Lewisville and Lewisville ISD
Retail sales of liquor will now be legal in Lewisville, after 63.7 percent of voters approved a measure to allow the sales.
A total of 1,715 residents had voted for the proposal and 979 had voted against.
A petition to authorize the sale of alcohol oustide of licensed restaurants, bars and event venues was submitted in July, and the election was called by the City Council in August.
Angie Cox was elected to the only vacant seat on the Lewisville school board, winning 44.6 percent of the votes in a close three-way race. Tracy Scott Miller and Paige Shoven also ran for the at-large seat, with 25.6 percent of the vote and 29.8 percent, respectively.
Cox will hold the seat until May 2016.
JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaFDuncan.
AREA ELECTION RESULTS
Town Council Place 1
Randy Van Alstine
Town Council Place 4
Gary A. Marco
Proposition: $16 million bond item to create River Walk Public Improvement District
Proposition 1: Legalize the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants.
Proposition 2: Reauthorize the town’s local sales and use tax at a rate of one-fourth of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of streets.
Proposition: Authorize retail sales of liquor for off-premise consumption
School Board Place 3
Tracy Scott Miller