The third time trying to rezone land for a Missouri City project wasn't a charm for Ashton Woods, according Amelia Brust of Community Impact Newspaper.

Known as the Briggs Tract, the land lies southwest of the Creekmont subdivision and north of the Newpoint Estates subdivision. The prospective developer, Ashton Woods, asked the council to rezone the land from suburban district use to planned development district use in order to build a 278-lot subdivision named Shipman’s Cove.

Both Ashton Woods and KB Home had attempted to rezone the land.

According to city documents, this is the third attempt to develop the Briggs Tract for housing. Ashton Woods originally submitted a proposal to rezone the property to an R-2 single-family residential district, and before that, KB Home had submitted a request in October to rezone the land.

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