By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
An overlay district designed to define a specific development characteristics for FM 510 and Highway 100 in Laguna Vista was introduced here Tuesday by the Laguna Vista Town Council.
A second reading of the ordinance is required of the Council prior to it becoming law.
An overlay district is a tool for establishing development restrictions, or extending development incentives, on land within a defined geographic area or characterized by specific physical features or site conditions.
City Manager Rolando Vela requested the proposed ordinance that would require certain improvements to new construction in certain parts of Laguna Vista.
The overlay district on Highway 100, he said, “would include landscaping, signage and lighting standards for properties within 300-feet of the state’s right-of-way, while on FM 510, would promote a small-town feel, and incorporate a Spanish colonial architectural feature as per the adopted 2010 Envisioning Report.”
Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.