Improvements to Boerne subdivision’s stormwater design satisfy city, but some still fighting project

The developer of a 100-acre, high-density subdivision on Boerne’s northwest side near Boerne Lake said it has corrected problems with the project’s stormwater management that prompted complaints from residents and a local group advocating sustainable development.

On Aug. 9, representatives from KB Home — the company behind Shoreline Park, slated for 360 homes — and an engineering company on the project told city Planning and Zoning Commission members that they acknowledge that mistakes occurred and that protective measures taken since will prevent contaminants from entering the lake.

But while the developer’s actions were well-received and even congratulated by city officials this week, those complaining about Shoreline’s stormwater management say problems remain as development continues to prepare for building homes. The development’s first five phases have been approved, while phases six and seven — which will drain into Boerne Lake — are being finalized.