Medina County begins preliminary approvals for a new neighborhood.
On Thursday, the Medina County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved preliminary plans for Paraiso Subdivision, which will be located off of Farm to Market Road 471 North. The 18-acre track of land just north of Castroville will boast a gated neighborhood with half a million dollar houses, said Aaron Neumann, of Red Oak Engineering.
Neumann presented plans to the commissioners’ court Thursday. “We are putting in a sub-street with public water, and will be on individual septics,” Neumann said. “All utilities are on board, and we’re going to start putting construction plans together this month.”
During the meeting, Neumann discussed plans for landscape lots, which will be used to beautify the neighborhood.
“They cannot be developed into single family homes. They are strictly for subdivision entering and exiting landscaping,” he said. “They really were just odd pieces of property, and there was no use for them other than making it a nice entrance.”
Paraiso Subdivision will also have enough underground water for fire hydrants, said Commissioner Larry Sittre, who represents Precinct 2.
And Commissioner Larry Beck, representative of Precinct 4, asked if the planned cul-de-sac would have enough room for a school bus. Sittre said there would be enough space.
Neumann said the developer of Paraiso Subdivision does not plan on bonding the project. “He’s going to be building roads and homes,” Neumann said. “If that changes, we’ll do a bond.”