As Flower Mound continues to grow, I will only support measured growth in conformance with the Master Plan. I will always work to mitigate the negative impacts of new development on our existing communities: this means fewer new apartments in mixed-use areas, less heavy-vehicle traffic in industrial zones, larger residential lots, and higher-quality commercial development. It means more tree preservation, enhanced conservation in the Cross Timbers Conservation Development District, and a 21st century approach to traffic.
It's not too late to preserve the best elements of our Town.
No issue is more contentious than residential density. I am committed to respecting the Master Plan and protecting neighborhoods from encroaching high-density residential development.
Help is on the way! In 2021 I requested a pilot of Traffic Synchronization Technology (aka Adaptive Signaling), and for the first time this was included in the budget. I believe that a 20th century approach to transportation is not the answer for Flower Mound. A 21st century approach that leverages available technology will result in shorter commutes and increased roadway capacity at a much lower cost than adding additional lanes and miles of concrete, and with fewer negative impacts.
We have an opportunity to develop International Parkway (2499 from Spinks to Gerault) into a professional office corridor. Due to Covid, employers are seeking to bring the workspace closer to the professional workforce. Flower Mound is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this and I will not vote for a Master Plan Amendment in the Lakeside Business District that fails to bring us closer to that goal.