The house at 2963 Modella was first built in 1955 and includes an unusually large lot for the neighborhood. (Photo from Zillow)

The house at 2963 Modella Ave. was first built in 1955 and includes an unusually large lot for the neighborhood. (Photo from Zillow)

Modella Avenue could see an uptick in new homes if a current zoning application is approved. Owners Delmar and Marlowe Hermanovski, represented by Dallas-based zoning experts Baldwin Associates, are seeking permission to establish a new Planned Development District that could bring 25 single-family lots to the 2.26-acre property at 2963 Modella Ave.

The land most recently housed a modest 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom bungalow built in 1955, surrounded by shady trees and green space. It was listed at $799,999 by Dave Perry Miller with the note “property is being sold at lot value.” It’s currently zoned as Single Family 10,000 Square Feet District, a somewhat unusual distinction in a city where the average home lot size is about 7,500 square feet. Properties with the 10,000-square-foot zoning must maintain green space by keeping residential structures from occupying more than 45 percent of the total lot, although another 25 percent can be dedicated to “non-residential” structures like carports.

The applicant says the increased density will match the current zoning in the neighborhood. That includes commercial developments to the north, duplexes to the east, townhouses to the west and Marcus Park Recreation Center located due south. Because the property doesn’t have access to Bend Drive, traffic would seemingly be routed onto Modella Avenue should the development come to fruition.

The site map for the proposed zoning change at 2963 Modella Ave.

The site map for the proposed zoning change at 2963 Modella Ave.


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