P & Z approved the zoning change 5-2. It will go to City Council on October 10.
P & Z approved the zoning change 5-2. It will go to City Council on October 10.
This is supporting information for the meeting with the developer on September 13, 2016 at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Plano Planning and Zoning Commission to Vote on Changing Plano Parkway Zoning from Office to Freestanding Retail
Sept. 19, 2016
Plano Municipal Center
1520 Avenue K
Florence Shapiro Council Chambers
A change from office zoning to freestanding retail zoning on the north side of Plano Parkway would allow retail businesses such as restaurants, entertainment venues, convenience stores and other retail businesses to join up to the back yard areas of homes on Westlake and would have impact on the rest of the area around the 1500-1600 block of Westlake and nearby streets.
Please be aware that office zoning allows for some retail within the office building but does not allow freestanding retail and does not allow businesses such as a veterinary clinic or kennel or a dance or gymnastics studio.
The resulting possibilities of noise, additional traffic, odors, etc. and other aspects of retail businesses backing up to homes need to be considered before the Planning and Zoning Commission votes on this issue: zoning case 2016-031. Please note that the zoning case only mentions the veterinary clinic or kennel but not the gymnastics or dance studio. But as you can see by the attached letter, the developer intends to put a veterinary clinic or kennel, and a gymnastics or dance studio on the property.
The vote for or against the zoning change will take place at the Plano Municipal Center at 7 pm Sept. 19, 2016. Your voice needs to be heard.
The first suggested tenants that would do business from the location shown on the attached map would be a veterinary clinic or kennel, and a dance or gymnastics studio. However future tenants in the building, if it is zoned for freestanding retail, could be other types of retail business such as restaurants, retail stores, convenience stores, entertainment venues, etc. including businesses open into the evening hours and on weekends.
Our current office zoning on the north side of Plano Parkway has brought us businesses that fall into the office category including a law firm, a low-rise office building, a pre-school, many religious institutions, etc. Continuing the office zoning designation, which has been in place for more than 30 years, has been a cause of such high quality development near our homes along with influence and leadership from homeowners, and continuing the current office zoning would continue the growth of that quality in and near our neighborhood.
Now, homeowners near the proposed zoning change plus any other Plano residents who care to be heard can express their opinions on Sept. 19, 2016.
Prior to Sept. 19, an informal meeting at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano is being arranged by Robert Miller, president of the Dallas North Estates Homeowners Association (DNE-HOA) for Sept. 13 at 7 pm to meet with the developer who is requesting the zoning change. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let President Robert Miller you would like to attend – or just show up and meet your neighbors who are also concerned. But don’t forget the meeting on Sept. 19 when the Planning and Zoning votes after hearing homeowner concerns and opinions.
To be on the email list for further information from the DNE-HOA contact the DNE-HOA via Robert Miller (email shown above) or go to the website www.dnehoa.org to sign up for notices regarding current neighborhood issues such as crime situations, feral dog attacks, zoning issues, and the ongoing dialogue with the Heritage 190 Development on how to minimize its impact on Westwood traffic and the adjacent streets as that multi-use project unfolds.
A detailed information sheet prepared by a homeowner can be found here. Developer Meeting PDF
Click on the underlined area in this post to see the zoning documents which were sent by the city.
Please see the announcement of the meeting for the City of Plano to vote on the re-zoning of Plano Parkway to retail zoning.
The meeting is on Sept. 19 at the Plano Municipal Center at 7 pm, 1520 K Avenue in Plano.
The following update comes from Rosewood on the Heritage 190 Project. The supporting documents referenced in the article are linked for viewing.
Indeed progress is being made on several fronts at Heritage Creekside. Relative to the single-family homes, we closed with Plano-based Green Brick Partners (attached please find the news release and article from the Dallas Business Journal). Green Brick owns majority interest in several home builders and they continued refining their site plan and design to incorporate the comments from City staff which occurred during multiple meetings.
There has been refinement of the restaurant/retail site plan and design work continues on Phase I. Good Fulton Farrell was hired for that work and we can provide an update to you once our comments and design direction are more fully incorporated. With the multi-family under construction and the announcement on the single-family public, we expect to advance the restaurant prospects with whom we have been in discussions. Lastly, Horsley Witten, the New England based firm, was hired to complete the creek and pedestrian bridge design. We are awaiting a set of design documents that will allow us to get accurate pricing for that work.
The new location is 1600 W. Plano Parkway between Alma Drive and Custer Road. Parking is available in the Ambit Energy parking lot. The groundbreaking will occur on the adjacent open field. There will be directional signs to the event and parking entrance.
A meeting with City representatives to discuss the traffic study of Westwood as it relates to the Rosewood Development on Plano Parkway. Many at the early meetings about the Heritage 190 Development were concerned about the plan for Westwood. Be sure to attend!
April 7, 2015
7:00 p.m.Messiah Lutheran Church – Administration Building
The Rosewood Preliminary Site Plan and Concept plan links are shown below. The preliminary plat was tabled to April 6 after several commissioners raised concerns about doing the preliminary site plans one at a time for Phase 1.
The self storage zoning is also set for April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Attendance is appreciated to let Planning and Zoning know how the neighborhood feels.
REQUEST FOR ZONING CHANGE ON THE PROPERTY AROUND THE WATER TOWER
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING ON MARCH 10, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M.
Sunbelt Storage has filed a request with the City of Plano to build a single story self storage facility (mini-warehouse) on the property that is currently home to several horses by the water tower on the north side of Plano Parkway. This tract is east of the memory care facility.
The zoning on this tract is for office. The Mini-Warehouse/Public Storage use is only allowed if a Specific Use Permit is granted by the City. A Specific Use Permit is to authorize and regulate a use not normally allowed which could be of benefit in a particular case to the general welfare. The issue is whether this proposed use is a benefit.
Sunbelt Storage has requested a meeting with the neighborhood to explain their request. The meeting will be on March 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1801 W. Plano Parkway in the Administration Building.
We look forward to seeing you there. If you are unable to attend, you can leave comments on dnehoa.org web site.
The proposal goes before the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Notice from the City and the developer’s letter to the DNE HOA and the proposed site plan are posted on dnehoa.org web site.
If you have questions please email Robert Miller at email@example.com.
A specific use permit request has been filed with the city for the area of land located at Plano Parkway and Longworth. It is for a self storage facility.
More information will be posted soon as well as a possible meeting to discuss with the company.
Please post your comments…click here to go to the individual post page.