The Cyber Cafe SUP request passed P&Z but was unanimously denied by the City Council.
The Cyber Cafe SUP request passed P&Z but was unanimously denied by the City Council.
Attached is the notice for a request for a Specific Use Permit in the shopping center at 15th and Custer.This is on the south side of the shopping center that fronts Dolphin road.
The P & Z meeting date and time is October 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Follow the directions below to post whether you are in favor or opposed:
Go to plano.gov, scroll down to Departments click on it, click on Planning, click on Active Zoning cases, click on Zoning Case response on the left hand side of the screen, click on ZC2018-019, follow the instructions to either note you are in favor, neutral or opposed. You can add comments. You will have to fill out your name and address. The P & Z will be given these responses.
Calling all blood donors in Plano. It’s Battle of the Badges time! It’s this week. The schedule is available on the website. Various dates and times are waiting for you.
The 2018 flyer is shown here:
Please join us for the annual Dallas North Estates Homeowners’ Association annual meeting. The meeting information follows:
Speaker: Tracy Hailey – Property Standards
Election of Officers
We are a voluntary association. Dues are $10 per year.
Happy Spring to all!
I hope all of you have had a good Spring and have been enjoying our nice weather.
We will be having a DALLAS NORTH ESTATES HOA meeting on:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Messiah Lutheran Church (in the Administration Bldg.)
1801 W. Plano Pkwy.
Election of Officers
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Crime watch
Tracy Hailey, our neighborhood City of Plano Property Standards Inspector will be in attendance to discuss what the City of Plano Property Standards Department does and what criteria the City uses when it issues a citation to a homeowner or business.
Ms. Hailey will answer questions you may have about your property, as well as your neighbor’s property. This should be very informative.
Because there are many new residents to our neighborhood (A BIG WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU!) and other residents who may not be aware Dallas North Estates has a very active VOLUNTARY HOA, I thought many might be interested in:
SOME FACTS AND A SHORT HISTORY OF DALLAS NORTH ESTATES HOA (DNE HOA)
First, let me say DNE HOA is a VOLUNTARY Homeowners Association for Homeowners. The DNE HOA boundary area in the early years was bounded by Glencliff to the North and later extended to 15th Street to the North, Plano Pkwy to the South, Independence Pkwy to the West and Alma to the East. Pitman Creek Estates is not part of the DNE HOA as it has its own HOA. Others outside of these boundaries are not part of DNE HOA.
In the early days, long before computers and emails (I believe that was in the Dark Ages 😊) the DNE HOA Board and their family members and many wonderful neighbors and the always helpful Boy Scouts faithfully put flyers about upcoming meetings and DNE events (such as our very successful Neighborhood National Night Out events) on EVERYONE’S door in the DNE area to let neighbors know what was going on in the neighborhood. Yes, we kept hand delivering flyers for many years in the heat and cold! Thankfully, eventually, we all began using emails.
HOA members have tried to alert as many people as possible within the DNE area about the DNE HOA through its website www.dnehoa.org If you are not a member of DNE HOA, you can sign up on the site and you will begin to receive DNE HOA emails so you will know what is going on in our neighborhood. I should add, ALL DNE HOA BOARD members have always completely VOLUNTEERED their precious time to help keep our neighborhood informed about what is going on in our neighborhood and City.
DNE HOA does NOT enforce any deed restrictions, monitor the color you paint your house or any other cosmetic issues. The purpose of DNE HOA is to keep the neighborhood informed about development and zoning issues in the area, inform neighbors about safety issues through its Crime Watch and safety emails, foster good neighbor relations and help make our neighborhood a great place to live.
1985 was the Beginning…
DNE HOA was originally formed in 1985 in response to a rezoning request for much of the mostly empty land along Plano Pkwy. The Hunt family who had long owned this land, asked for a zoning change in anticipation of the building of the new President George Bush Tollway. At that time this land was zoned for Light Industrial. This means many potentially undesirable things could have legally been built along Plano Pkwy.
This empty land was bounded on the North by Plano Pkwy. (The President George Bush Tollway & frontage road had not been built yet). The land was bounded to the East by Alma Rd. and to the West by Independence Pkwy.
In 1985 as far as I can remember, there were only 4 buildings on the North and South sides of Plano Pkwy between Alma and Independence! The buildings on the South side of Plano Parkway were the old Texas Instruments Bldg. (or TI Bldg. that is now a call center) and the NTT Data Bldg. (then it was the Arco Bldg.) and the Transamerica Bldg. (then the JC Penney Life Insurance Company Bldg.) On the North side of Plano Pkwy, there was 1 two story office bldg. at 1721 West Plano Pkwy. That office bldg. is still there today. That’s all there was on this part of Plano Pkwy in 1985 – just 4 buildings!
The rezoning of this large tract of empty land took 2 years of intense work with the City of Plano and the Hunt family, who owned all of the property. This was a long negotiation with the landowner who had the legal right to build all kinds of things on its property that would not have not been beneficial for our neighborhood. The Hunt family did NOT have to negotiate with DNE HOA or anyone else, but chose to work with our neighborhood to get better zoning for all parties.
The result of the long negotiations was the entire property was rezoned only for office and related retail. Free standing retail was only allowed on the Northeast corner of Plano Pkwy and Independence where RaceTrac is now located. The rest of the property was zoned for office. In fact, there was more office space allowed in the rezoning than in downtown Dallas and the landowner had the legal right to build it out.
The rezoned land sat undeveloped until the mid 1990s.
The first request to change the zoning was from a developer who wanted to build Garden Apartments on the Northwest corner of Custer and Plano Pkwy. DNE HOA organized the neighborhood and the City denied the request.
The next request to rezone was to build an ice skating rink on the North side of Plano Pkwy between Custer and Alma. Once again DNE HOA organized the neighborhood and the City denied the request. That piece of property is still undeveloped. The ice rink eventually located West of Coit on Plano Pkwy and is now the Star Center.
Then a developer wanted to build a strip shopping center on the Southwest corner of Custer and Plano Pkwy. DNE HOA again organized and the City denied the request.
All of these rezoning requests were denied by the City because DNE HOA organized our neighborhood and spent a great deal of time and effort to research facts and present clear reasons to the City as to why these requests would have been bad for our neighborhood and would have broken the zoning and opened the door for all kinds of unwanted development that could have been built along Plano Pkwy.
HERITAGE CREEKSIDE DEVELOPMENT
In 2014, the Rosewood Company (a part of the original Hunt family) requested a zoning change for the 156 acres it owns along Plano Pkwy. The request was to change the zoning from Office to mixed use zoning. Rosewood wanted to change the zoning of its property in order to build a Billion dollar mixed use development called HERITAGE CREEKSIDE. This development would include single-family homes, apartments, restaurants, offices, hotel and retail.
The property is bounded on the North by Plano Pkwy, on the South by the President George Bush Tollway frontage road, to the East by Alma Rd. and to the West by Custer Rd.
DNE HOA again mobilized the neighborhood and informed Pitman Creek HOA about the development and was very involved in all negotiations between the developer and the City. There were many EXTENSIVE very well attended DNE HOA neighborhood meetings starting in 2014 with our neighborhood and Pitman Creek and Rosewood and the City about ALL aspects of this huge development. After much discussion by all parties, the Mixed Use Zoning was approved by the City in 2015.
HERITAGE CREEKSIDE continues to take shape with many sold single-family homes and townhouses being built with more on the way. Extensive work has been done to the Creek that runs through the property and the pedestrian bridge has already been installed. Apartments have been built and restaurants have been announced and are being built. A large office building is planned along with a hotel…we’ll all stay tuned…
The rest of the development along Plano Pkwy has complied with the current zoning except for 2 developments that required SUPs (Specific Use Permits). One was for a Self Storage Facility and the other is a yet to be built Veterinary Clinic. Both complied with the zoning and were approved by the City.
In 2017 Dell made a request for a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) on the NTT Data property. DNE HOA was asked by the City to help facilitate a meeting for our neighborhood with the City and the property owner about the MSD. The City approved the MSD in 2018.
I hope this gives you a good idea of some of what DNE HOA has done over many years. The HOA will continue to monitor developments in our neighborhood to help insure they become amenities for our neighborhood. The DNE HOA goal is to work together to keep our neighborhood a TERRIFIC place to live for everyone!
If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also to sign up for emails or information about our DNE HOA, go to www.dnehoa.org
Please, as always, inform your neighbors who may not know we have a Voluntary HOA that is open to all Homeowners in the DNE HOA boundary!
I look forward to seeing you at our meeting!
Robert A. Miller
The City of Plano is committed to responding and adapting to the needs of our residents. To ensure that Plano’s housing market accommodates all segments of our population, the City is developing a Housing Trends Analysis and Strategic Plan. The analysis will identify gaps in housing needs by both type and size, with consideration given to the income level needed to obtain various types of housing. This information will help Plano prepare for future growth and guide community investment to attract the type of strategic development that aligns with our current and future housing needs. How can you help? We need your input!
Happy Holidays to all!
Messiah Lutheran Church has requested Dallas North Estates HOA to notify the DNE neighborhood that on Friday, November 10, 2017 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. two boys between the ages of 12 and 14 entered their Tots playground and then went into their Preschool playground. They then vandalized the playground and did extensive damage. The Church has very clear video of the two boys with very clear pictures of their faces.
The Church has not and will not take any further action. The Church has a policy of allowing people and their children from our neighborhood to visit the gym and become involved in activities there.
If you have any questions about this very unfortunate incident, please contact Messiah Lutheran Church.
Wishing all of you very Happy and Healthy Holidays!
Following a request of one of our neighbors, the City of Plano has added five (5) additional Crime Watch signs at the eastern most zone, primary entry points to the neighborhood roughly bounded by 15th St, Alma, Janwood and Westwood due to recent activity in that area.
A sign also exists at Meadowcrest off Alma. These signs serve only as a deterrent to someone entering the area with less than desirable intentions. To be effective, alert residents are critical to a successful crime watch program.
Anyone observing a suspicious person or activity is advised to call the police department at once.
Call 911 if threatening activity, such as personal safety, or property damage appears likely.
For non-critical observations call the non-emergency 311 number. Do not hesitate or attempt to confront anyone or put yourself in danger.
Equally important, is to post an alert on Next Door Neighbor as soon as possible to apprise other residents in the neighborhood. This alert system is more instantaneous than previous crime watch procedures and can be of great assistance in aiding the police department and fellow neighbors in identifying or resolving potential situations. Note however that NDN posts do not serve as notification to the police department.
Access to Next Door Neighbor is by invitation of a previously registered neighbor. I would be happy to register anyone not currently registered by receiving an email request from you with your name and address.
Crime Watch coordinator
Happy early Holidays to All!
The city of Plano is having a community meeting for the Dallas North Estates neighborhood concerning the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application for the NTT Data property at 2300 W. Plano Parkway.
The meeting is scheduled on:
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Where: Messiah Lutheran Church (in the Administration Building)
1801 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75075
A geoscientist selected by the city of Plano will be in attendance to discuss the Municipal Setting Designation and available to answer any questions you may have about the MSD. Detailed information about the geoscientist is available here.
If you have any questions please contact me at email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you all there!
Below is the information from the city of Plano about the upcoming MSD meeting:
CITY OF PLANO COMMUNITY MEETING
TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 14, 2017 BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.
AT MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1801 W PLANO PKWY, PLANO, TX 75075
TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE
MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION (MSD) APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY DELL INC.
The City of Plano will be holding a community meeting to provide information regarding an application for a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) submitted by Dell Inc. for the PSC – Plano Campus property located at 2300 West Plano Parkway, Plano, Collin County, Texas. This is not a City Council meeting and will not replace the public hearing on this matter that is scheduled for the December 11, 2017 City Council meeting.
At the community meeting, a geoscientist selected by the City will present his analysis of the applicable information related to the MSD application submitted by Dell Inc. and will provide an independent assessment regarding the matters related thereto. Following the presentation, the geoscientist, City staff, and representatives from Dell Inc. will be available for a question and answer session. This meeting is to provide additional information to the public on issues related to the MSD application.
Should you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Director of Engineering Caleb Thornhill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In the event of a change or cancellation, notice will be published at the earliest practical time on the City of Plano website at: http://www.plano.gov/474/Engineering
Requests for sign interpreters or special services must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time by calling Anthony Han at 972-941-7521.
A break-in that occurred on Grandview last night at 1:58am? The man entered a car and was caught on video. There are screenshots that the homeowner would like to share with people in this neighborhood in case they have seen him or know anything about this. Police have been alerted.
Weather permitting, Atmos contractors are scheduled to begin work on paving the Grandview/Westridge & Westridge/Northcrest alleys beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Atmos will complete the work on one entire alley before it begins working on the second alley. Atmos will NOT be paving the entire alley. It generally will be paving only the areas that have been cut into for the gas line replacement. Atmos will most likely start pouring cement on the next day after it begins work on the alley & the concrete should take about 3 days or so to cure. This means you will not be able use the alley to park your vehicles in the garage while the concrete is hardening. So street parking will be necessary while the concrete is drying.
THE WEEK BEFORE THE ALLEY PAVING BEGINS, ATMOS WILL PUT A DOORHANGER ON YOUR DOOR WITH ALL THE INFO ABOUT THE TIME PERIOD THE ALLEY WILL BE CLOSED. The Grandview/Westridge & Westridge/Northcrest alleys are the final 2 alleys left to pave. After Atmos has completed the work on these 2 alleys, it will be DONE with the gas line replacement project in our neighborhood, west of Custer!
Also, just a reminder…those who are putting their trash cans on the street will need to continue to do so until Atmos is completely finished paving the individual alleys. The trash trucks won’t be able to get down the alleys until the concrete has hardened & the work has been completed.
Be prepared to have other interruptions with TV, internet, etc. when they break and remove the concrete. When they replaced the concrete in the Grandview/Kelsey alley, it affected almost every home. Spectrum was quicker to respond than Frontier. If you have Frontier business service, it may take longer than residential.
Longtime developer Sam Ware has Collin Creek Mall under contract with plans to finalize the acquisition by the end of the year. Ware and his team plan to make the property more efficient until they can execute on a bigger redevelopment in two years that is expected to cost at least $1 billion. More details to come when available from the City. More information is available from The Dallas Business Journal if you’re a subscriber.