Zoning Change approved for 131 acre residential/commercial development
50,000+ national chain grocer tenant to anchor commercial project
The Sanger City Council approved a vote 4-1 on December 12, 2022 for a zoning change from (A) Agricultural District to (PD) Planned Development for approximately 131.82 acres of land, described as A1241A TIERWESTER, TR 56, TR 57, AND TR 40 generally located along Chapman Drive approximately 234 feet west of the intersection of I-35 and Chapman Drive.
Applicants Greystar and Malouf Interests development will consist of approximately 29.90 acres of single-family residential, 29.29 acres of build-to-rent, 33.04 acres of multi-family, 3.07 acres of self-storage, and 25.03 acres of commercial. The commercial will front along North Stemmons and Chapman Drive. There will be 582 multi-family units, 18 townhome units, and 12 duplex units. Single family will have 140 lots for sale, and 156 lots build to rent. The multi-family will have 24 private garages and 40 reserved carport spaces. The multi-family development will have a swimming pool, patio area, and other amenities There will be a 3.07-acres of self-storage area with some of the units climate-controlled. The property is surrounded by (A) Agricultural District and (B-2) Business 2 zoning.
The City of Sanger staff mailed out 33 public hearing notices to owners of properties within 200 feet of the subject property and had received no responses. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended APPROVAL on 12-12-22.
Developers have expressed they will bring national chain grocery store as they complete their build out. A 50,000+ grocer will be the anchor tenant for the commercial part. “While this may take some time to see ‘on the ground’ activity, it is a promising first step to bring significant retail to Sanger,” said Mayor Thomas Muir.
The developers are not announcing a grocery store name yet. The council has emphasized to the developer that they prefer the development of the retail first, to accelerate the coming of the grocery.
Sanger’s former grocery store Super Save closed two years ago because of the TxDOT widening of FM 455 and I-35. TxDOT imminent domain would have left the store without much parking and a place for 18-wheelers to unload on the back dock, as the trucks would stick out on the new FM 455. The store was leasing the building and tried to purchase property just south (between Family Dollar) for parking and a new loading dock. The purchase never materialized and the store had to close. With the close proximity to Walmart, SAM’s Club, Albertson’s and Winco, just 9 miles south, has left the city without much interests from grocery store chains, especially with construction costs and materials skyrocketing, as well as land values.
A Quick Trip is currently under construction at the corner of FM 455 and I-35 where Super Save once operated.
Greystar is one of the world’s leading residential real estate firms specializing in the investment, development, and management of rental housing through its vertically integrated global platform.
Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates over an estimated $220 billion+ of real estate in more than 200 markets globally including offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing more than 740,000 units/beds, and has a robust institutional investment management platform with approximately $41.3 billion of assets under management, including over $19.2 billion of assets under development.
Malouf Interests was established in 1995 by Matthew Malouf. Malouf Interests is a Real Estate firm experienced in the development of retail, mixed use, office and medical properties and raw land.
Services include turnkey build-to-suits, site selection, financing, leasing, and redevelopment. Mr. Malouf has developed for dozens of national retailers including Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, Sprouts, LA Fitness, Walgreens, Eckerd, Best Buy, Starbucks, Staples, Office Depot, Bank of America, McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s and 7-11.
Mayor Thomas Muir Mayor Pro Tem, Place 2 Gary Bilyeu Councilmember, Place 1 Marissa Barrett Councilmember, Place 3 Dennis Dillon Councilmember, Place 4 Allen Chick Councilmember, Place 5 Victor Gann COUNCILMEMBERS ABSENT: None
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT:
City Manager John Noblitt, Assistant City Manager Alina Ciocan, City Secretary Kelly Edwards, City Attorney Hugh Coleman, Director of Development Services Ramie Hammonds, Parks & Recreation Superintendent Ryan Nolting, Marketing and Civic Engagement Director Donna Green, Assistant Chief of Police Jonathan Perkins, and Fire Marshal Casey Welborn.