POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 8:14pm
HENDERSON — The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved the plat for the Vincent Cordosa Subdivision that will be in Pct. 2.
Pct. 2 Commissioner Mike Pepper said the 54-acre subdivision will increase the housing options for people who want to live in the Northeastern part of the county, near Lake Cherokee, but don’t want large tracts of land.
“The plans are to divide it into 13 lots, which will mean most houses will be on four or five acres,” Pepper said. “I realize that sounds like large lots to many people, but it’s usually difficult to find land for sale in my precinct in less than 20-acre parcels.”
The subdivision will be off CR 2116 . Roads within the subdivision will be privately built and maintained, not requiring the use of county funds or equipment, Pepper said. The land is in the Tatum Independent School District.
County Judge Joel Hale said any time new housing is made available in the county, it’s a good thing.
“New housing means more residents and an expanded tax base,” Hale said. “It’s always good to have people moving into a county, rather than moving out.”