Profile – Montalcino Estates Conservation Subdivision

Location:  western Flower Mound, Texas

Total easement acreage:  142 acres

The Cross Timbers Conservation District in the western portion of Flower Mound, Texas is a verdant setting of horse farms and post oak forest lands.  With the establishment of this zoning district, the Town created a vision to protect this rural nature of their community by limiting the density of residential development.  A part of this zoning was to allow for a closer-spaced pattern of home sites if at least 50% of the lands are set aside as open space under a conservation easement. 

 One such subdivision that was recently designed and permitted under this zoning variance is the 284-acre Montalcino Estates development in the western portion of Flower Mound.  Being built around one of the last large stands of post oak forest in the Cross Timbers habitat, the developer has set aside forested acreage, wooded stream corridors and ponds under a conservation easement with Connemara Conservancy.  The 142-acre easement will allow for recreational amenities within the community by the placement of an equestrian trail corridor on the easement lands through the subdivision.  This trail corridor will also tie into the larger trail system that is being proposed on US Army Corps lands to provide the community and wildlife with connectivity through the permanently preserved lands in the post oak forests and along Grapevine Lake.

Purposes of this Conservation Easement

  • Protect the relatively high quality habitat of wildlife, native plants and similar ecosystems on the Property;
  • Preserve the open space on the Property where such preservation is for scenic enjoyment; and
  • Preserve the land areas on the Property for outdoor recreation.

Elements of this Conservation Easement

  • Property is preserved as part of a conservation subdivision within the Town of Flower Mound pursuant to the Town’s Master Plan.
  • Property will be perpetually preserved in its predominately natural and open space condition with emphasis on the Cross Timbers forest and native grasslands that it contains.
  • Commercial and industrial activities are prohibited on the property.
  • Continuation of compatible land uses are supported as they have been historically conducted in harmony with the property’s ecological and open-space values and not destructive of the Conservation Values of Property.
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