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Updated: Jul 25, 2022

City of Denton Approves Cole Ranch Drainage Studies By Jennifer Alexander

The watershed divide of Roark Branch and Hickory Creek Tributaries extends through Cole Ranch so detailed studies were performed by LJA Engineering to analyze existing and future conditions with the development. In April 2021, a Master Drainage Study for existing conditions of Hickory Creek and Roark Branch was prepared and submitted in adherence with the Cole Ranch Master Planned Community (MPC) Ordinance No. MPC19-0001b preliminary plat process and followed the guidelines in Section 7.5 of the Cole Ranch Denton Development Code (DDC) and the City of Denton Stormwater Design Criteria Manual. This study has been reviewed and approved by the City of Denton.

Subsequently, a Phase 1 Drainage Study for the fully developed conditions of the Hickory Creek Watershed was performed to analyze the impacts of the proposed Phase 1 development at Cole Ranch using the approved Existing Conditions Master Drainage Study as a base. This study was submitted in accordance with our MPC and City of Denton Stormwater Design Criteria Manual to the City of Denton for review in June 2021. The Phase 1 development of Cole Ranch does not propose any modifications to or within the limits of the effective FEMA floodplain. The Phase 1 Drainage Study of the Hickory Creek Watershed was approved by the City of Denton on August 6, 2021.

Cole Ranch Conducts Extensive Cultural and Archeological Study for Site

By Jennifer Alexander

In November 2020, an intensive cultural resources survey of the entire 3,169-acre Cole Ranch Property was completed on behalf of the Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County pursuant to the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The purpose of the survey was to determine if any significant archeological deposits are located within the Project Area and, if any existed, to determine if the project had the potential for any adverse effects on sites eligible for formal designation as State Antiquities Landmarks (SALs) or on sites listed on or considered eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The cultural resources investigations were conducted under Texas Antiquities (TA) Permit no. 30012. Any artifacts recovered during the investigations and all records produced during the investigations were curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in accordance with the TA Permit-Terms and Conditions and 13 TAC Section 26.17.

Based on the survey results, it was determined that the planned development will have no adverse effect on significant cultural resources considered eligible for formal designation as SALs or listed on or considered eligible for listing in the NRHP. These findings were submitted to the Texas Historical Commission and State Historic Preservation Office for review under the Antiquities Code of Texas in January 2021. On February 26, 2021, the agencies completed their review and concurred without comment that the discovered historic period sites should be considered Ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places or designation as State Antiquities Landmarks, and no further work was recommended.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Cole Ranch is proud to announce it has engaged Spire as their Agency of Record

Following an extensive search, Cole Ranch Improvement District No. 1 of Denton County, Texas has engaged Dallas-based Spire to support the upcoming development of the Denton County master planned community.

“The B2B experience of Spire really stood out,” said Ocie Vest, Managing Partner of Southridge Park. “We are confident they will create a brand vision that will be appealing to builders and developers, as well as future residents.”

"We are excited to welcome Spire into our family,” says Jennifer Alexander, Managing Director of The Cole Family Company. “There is a true legacy to this land, and they understand the sentimental value the property holds for our family.”

Read the full press release HERE!

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