Monday,
April 21

 
BUSINESS

Ozuna takes the tee


Following her first star outing on the dais, newly appointed Councilmember Leticia Ozuna said it's time to put on "a negotiating hat." Ozuna led a controversial move Thursday to initiate down-zoning of the Pecan Valley Golf Course on the city's Southeast Side against the wishes of the owner, Foresight Golf. The company wants to redevelop the 200-acre site into The Valor Club, a retirement community and a 9-hole course designed for disabled veterans. Pecan Valley has been in operation under various owners since 1963, but the property is zoned MF-33, which permits such uses as multi-family housing, assisted-living facilities, and off-campus student housing. The vote yesterday allows the City to approach the Zoning Commission for a G designation, which would limit its use to public or private golf and "accessory uses," and parks. The case would return to Council for final approval.


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