Post Number: 4
|Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 03:06 pm: |
Traffic is a serious mess everywhere in the city. Has there been any consideration to limiting or temporarily stopping new housing starts until the city officials can get a grip on the situation? This is a quality of life issue and it's getting worse by the week.
Scott Ingalls, Zoning & Subdivision Admi
Post Number: 61
|Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 03:57 pm: |
In the past the City of Frisco has limited development for a short time period through the use of a moratorium.
While this does remain an option the State Legislature passed a bill in the 2001 session that significantly limits the use of moratoriums or limits by cities. The new process for establishing a moratorium is both lengthy and requires the preparation of a study documenting the need for such moratorium. At this point in time the use of a moratorium is not seen as a viable option.
While traffic is increasing throughout the city, the City of Frisco is working on several street projects that will improve traffic flow. If you should have any further questions please feel free to contact me at 972.335.5540, ext. 142. Thank you.
Zoning & Subdivision Administrator
Karin Herrmann, Asst. to the City Mgr.
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 04:19 pm: |
We appreciate your concern about the traffic and for offering up a solution; however, the issue is not as simple as it seems. If all of the traffic flowing in and through Frisco was being generated internal to Frisco, then your proposed solution would have a definite effect. However, if Frisco stopped issuing permits, then most, if not all, of the building activity would be absorbed by Little Elm, the water district developments along US 380, Prosper, Celina, and the Stonebridge Ranch area of McKinney because the demand would be in place and the named areas would simply absorb the demand. Thus, the traffic problem would continue to grow as most of the named areas' traffic flows through Frisco and the only entity hurt by our efforts would be Frisco.
We are attempting to get as many road projects started and completed as soon as practical. I have provided the following link to our road construction projects: http://message.ci.frisco.tx.us/etrakit/updates/roads_update.asp