The Shoop Ranch is a remarkable property with live water and a lot of character just north of Fort Worth. It is a large predevelopment opportunity with a prime location in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies over the next five years. The Shoop Ranch is north of the Alliance Airport and between Decatur and Denton. Whether it is an immediate development play or a strategic hold for the near future is up to the land investor.
Location: The Shoop Ranch is north of the Alliance Airport and north of State Highway 114, between Decatur and Denton. It is within the New Fairview city limits. The land is accessed primarily from FM 407 between New Fairview and Justin, and it also has access from county roads on the north and east sides. The property is approximately 15 miles from Decatur, 20 miles from Denton, 30 miles from Fort Worth, and 45 miles from Dallas. There are several nearby residential developments well underway that include Harvest, Highlands, and Avery.
Water: The ranch has over 1.5 miles of both sides of Oliver Creek, which is a stunning clear water creek that runs all year long. It has limestone bottoms and is covered with fossils and long stretches of fishable water with bass, perch, and carp. Oliver Creek has several small unidentified tributaries that branch out towards the northern portion of the property. There are about 12 stock tanks scattered throughout the ranch for livestock, and the largest is about 1.5 acres in size.
The ranch is being offered with approximately 50 acre-feet per year of adjudicated, deeded water rights out of Oliver Creek, which is part of the Upper Trinity River Segment of the Trinity River basin. This permit authorizes the landowner to divert, impound, and irrigate at 1,000 gpm from of an existing 5-acre reservoir.
There are 2 water wells that produce from the Trinity Aquifer: a 6.25” domestic well in Denton County that was drilled in 1977 to 400’, and a 7” domestic well in Wise County that was drilled in 1997 to 500’. These yield approximately 15 gpm.
Topography: The Shoop Ranch has primarily gentle rolling terrain, with most of it in pasture, and some cultivation. There are wooded areas along the Oliver Creek basin and also on the edges of about 3 or 4 wet weather tributaries. Bisected by Oliver Creek in the northern part, the ranch has over 150’ of topographical change, with elevations ranging from 720’ to 870’. The ranch generally drains from south to north, into Oliver Creek. The highest points in the property are located in the southwest and the lowest points are located in the northeast.
Future Development Information:
New Fairview Subdivision Development Procedure:
- The preliminary plat is submitted to the City Secretary. Plat goes through review process until approved by City Staff.
- Preliminary plat goes through City Council for approval.
- After preliminary plat is approved by City Council, construction documents and a Final Plat are submitted to City Secretary. Both items go through a review process until approved by the City.
- The final plat is recommended for approval by City Council.
- Surety of Construction is provided.
- City Council approves Construction Documents. City Council also approves Final Plat but does not sign plat until construction is completed.
- Preconstruction Meeting is held with City Staff and Council.
- Final project inspection, then record drawing submittal.
- City Inspection Team Recommends acceptance of the improvements to the City Council
- Surety for maintenance is provided.
- City accepts improvements and Final Plat is Signed and Filed.
Due to the size of the subject property, the City of New Fairview will recommend submitting a Master Development Plan of the entire subject property prior to the preliminary plat submittal.