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Date Posted: 14:44:35 10/11/17 Wed
Author: Elizabeth Campbell
Subject: Bedford residents win round 1 in fight against high-end apartments


Angry residents are staging a fight to try and stop a developer from building a high-end apartment complex in the Bedford Commons, and for at least one night, they claimed a small victory.

Realty Capital plans to build 650 high-end apartments in addition to town homes, retail and restaurants at the Bedford Commons, a mixed-used project bounded by Airport Freeway, Forest Ridge Drive, Parkwood Drive and Bedford Road. The plans also include a new Town Hall with open space and linear trail connections to the Bedford Boy’s Ranch and beyond.

But at a council meeting that started Tuesday night and ended early Wednesday morning, a standing-room only crowd of more than 200 people flooded the council chambers, the hallway outside and an overflow room across the street — to mostly speak against the apartments.

Roger Gallenstein, a member of the group Citizens Against More Apartments in Bedford, asked the developer, Tim Coltart, managing director for Realty Capital, why this project wasn’t built in Colleyville, where Coltart lives.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article178321206.html#storylink=cpy

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