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Flower Mound council OKs development that could bring 20,000 new residents

The over 1,000-acre, mixed-use Furst Ranch project would have 3,000 single-family homes and 5,000 multifamily units at completion.

Flower Mound has given final approval for a new development that eventually will bring over 20,000 residents to the Denton County town.

The 1,066-acre Furst Ranch project is planned at U.S. Highway 377 and Cross Timbers Road on the west side of town.

The massive development is planned to include 5,000 multifamily units, 3,000 single-family homes and 1,000 residences for seniors. There’s also room for 6 million to 8 million square feet of commercial space including retail and offices.

About 30% of the land would be left aside for parks, including a small lake in the center of the community.

Flower Mound’s planning and zoning commission approved detailed plans for Furst Ranch last month. And Monday night, the Town Council also signed off on the project.

It’s the largest such development tract in Flower Mound and owned by is an investment group led by longtime town resident Jack Furst.

“This is an opportunity — a legacy of Flower Mound and a legacy of my family,” Furst said at the planning commission meeting. “It will be spectacular.”

The project will be built in phases and could take up to 40 years to complete.

Plans for Flower Mound Ranch include about 9,000 homes and millions of square feet of...
Plans for Flower Mound Ranch include about 9,000 homes and millions of square feet of commercial space.(McAdams )
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