He said Glenbrook Park gained approval because it will be less dense than a controversial plan, ultimately rejected by the city council last March — with 18 lots compared with Glenbrook Park's 14 — and because the cul-de-sacs will limit traffic. Density and traffic were two of residents' biggest concerns with the plan defeated last year.
“I'm a resident of Nichols Hills,” Loftis said. “At the meetings where all that was occurred, I attended and I thought surely there's a way, planning-wise, to solve this.”
Loftis said he was pleased to have a hand in developing the property. The land stood virtually vacant for years with just an old house that in recent years had been allowed to start deteriorating.
The developers paid $1.85 million for the land in March.
The plan rejected last year would have connected Glenbrook Terrace to the north on the east side, and to the south on the west side, with an S-shaped extension. Glenbrook Park has a green belt where the connecting street was located in the rejected plan.
“You could go play some croquet or throw a football around or something like that,” Loftis said.