Fort Worth City Council members voted down a proposal to allow new homes to be built within 100 feet of an existing gas well at a subdivision in Far North Fort Worth. The normal limit is 200 feet, but the developer of the Willow Springs subdivision asked the council to waive that rule in order to allow six more homes in the subdivision.
The Fire Department and city planning department opposed the idea. They said the extra homes would not allow enough room for emergency equipment to get to the drilling rig.
“The person asking for the waiver is not going to be the one to purchase the home and live in it,” Councilman Carter Burdette said.
-- Mike Lee