POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — In response to Longview’s continued northward growth, one of the city’s major thoroughfares will be extended to make way for future commercial development.
Longview’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Monday approved a request by developer Richard Henson to allow an extension of Fourth Street.
The extension would cross Hawkins Parkway where Fourth Street ends, then slice through the western tip of Hinsley Park before winding onto private property, eventually connecting with another access road planned by the developer off of U.S. 259.
City Planner Michael Shirley said the parks property cannot be developed because it is located on a flood plain, but is suitable for an access road.
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