"it will become increasingly more difficult to discourage the rezoning of this area for conventional single family subdivisions as that is the majority of the interest received."
My goodness, people. The author just confessed to ignoring the marketplace. That ain't too smart. It was said that the viability or economic feasibility of the residential subdivisons (all averaging over $300K per house---$80 million per subdivision) was unimportant. It was said that only the commercial development was important........even tho there was no demand for commercial and no explanation of why it should be favored!!! The question is simple. WHY?
The next statement explains the Zoning Department's reasoning of WHY?
"the city's lack of diversity of housing types is directly linked to the lack of diversity of the commercial tax base."
In all my years in real estate, I have never heard such a stupid comment. If I am to believe the Staff Report, I have to believe that the type of housing we have in Rowlett has caused our commercial tax base to atrophy. In other words, our miles and miles of beautiful homes prevented our commercial tax base from developing. I have to believe that only townhouses, apartments, condos, and homes without front and rear yards are necessary to free up the constraints holding back our commercial tax base. A casual drive around Rockwall, Sachse, Wylie, and Murphy reveals that all those towns don't know they can't have developing commercial tax bases. They all have houses just like we do. Therefore, you must conclude the commercial development going on in these towns are optical illusions. They don't really exist.
Anybody with an IQ over 80 should be able to see thru this mental train wreck. Oops.......the lead in to the second sentence above says, "As Council is aware,."
As Pogo says, "We have discovered the enemy.......and the enemy is us."