Mesquite, TX – December 5, 2018 – On Dec. 3, the Mesquite City Council approved a resolution to begin the process for a moratorium on applications and plans for the development of multifamily dwellings within the corporate City limits of Mesquite.
City Council has received public concerns about the impacts of multifamily developments on traffic management, street infrastructure and parks, as well as services such as police, fire and code enforcement. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing about the issue on Monday, Dec. 10.
The resolution calls for the City Council to hold a special meeting Dec. 11 to conduct a public hearing on the issue. A second public hearing takes place during the Council’s Regular Meeting on Dec. 17. The Council could adopt the moratorium at the Dec. 17 meeting.
If the moratorium is approved, the City will not accept applications for permits, plats, re-zonings or site plans, as well as new or revised certificates of occupancy for apartments and other multifamily projects for 120 days. During that time, City staff will present options to the City Council to consider in the review of future proposed multifamily development projects.