Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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March 13, 2013

Texas 121 planning under city council consideration

 

Cleburne City Council members will discuss future planning and construction of the Texas 121 corridor coming into Cleburne during a called meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Cleburne City Hall, 10 N. Robinson St.

The first proposal calls for adopting an ordinance declaring a 90-day moratorium on accepting applications or issuing renewal permits for new construction or remodeling of commercial properties along the corridor.

Thursday’s meeting marks the first reading of the proposed ordinance with the final reading and a vote on its adoption scheduled for March 26.

The second proposal calls for adopting an ordinance declaring a 180-day moratorium on issuing or renewing permits for new construction or remodeling of heavy industrial development along the corridor. Enacting the moratorium, Assistant City Manager David Esquivel said, will allow the city time to consider and approve design standards for the corridor area.

Work on Texas 121, a toll road linking Fort Worth and Cleburne, continues and is scheduled to complete next year.

Several studies and projects under way have been initiated by the city in the past two years to prepare for the population and business growth predicted in the wake of Texas 121.

Council members also plan to vote to appoint one of their own to serve on a newly formed Johnson County Transportation Committee, which will also include elected officials from Joshua, Crowley and Burleson. The committee will discuss transportation issues affecting the area including rail and bus service and highway networks. The committee will also include the city managers of the respective cities.

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