Evasive Dogs again

DANGEROUS DOGS ALERT!

Happy winter to all!

The City of Plano has asked the HOAs to alert all residents to be on the lookout for 2 dogs that have bitten several people in Plano. They have asked all residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE THESE DOGS! The dogs have been on the loose for several months. One dog is mostly black & is an Australian Cattle Dog & the other is a mostly white & black spotted mixed breed. They are medium sized dogs.

DO NOT APPROACH THESE DOGS! The dogs are very stealthy & have managed to allude all attempts at capture. Please be aware the black Australian Cattle Dog has bitten people from behind on the lower leg while they have been jogging or moving. This fits with the Australian Cattle Dog’s instinct to herd cattle, which they do by biting the heels of the cattle. Please be aware of your surroundings when you are jogging or walking briskly, as the black dog has surprised many who have been bitten.

Again, if you see these dogs, the City wants residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT call Animal Services or any other city dept. before you CALL 911! The City wants to get these dogs off the streets & needs the public’s help in locating them as quickly as possible!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE CITY WEBSITE LISTED BELOW for photos of the dogs & much more information about the dogs.

http://www.plano.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1049
If clicking the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste the link into your browser.

Please be alert to your surroundings when you are outside & CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see these dogs!

Stay safe!
Robert A. Miller
president@dnehoa.org

Zoning update Vet Clinic

Zoning update Vet Clinic

The Plano City Council on October 10, 2016 unanimously approved the Zoning change on Plano Parkway to allow a veterinary clinic without outside storage.

Rosewood Development Westwood Intersection Meeting on October 6, 2016

The Agenda Packet with the intersection drawings and the results of the voting are posted at dnehoa.org

Thanks to the 114 people who attended the October 6, 2016  meeting with the City of Plano Planning Department and  the traffic engineers, and Rosewood to discuss the Westwood intersection, once the  road from the Rosewood Development is built.  The City presented 4 options.  The first option was to do nothing to mitigate the traffic coming from the Rosewood Development onto Westwood. The second option prevented traffic from going north from the Rosewood Development to Westwood, but no left turn from the Rosewood Development. The third option was named the “Mimosa” option as it is the same as the intersection at Campbell and Mimosa in Richardson. It does allow right and left turns from either north bound traffic or south bound traffic on Westwood, but no traffic allowed to go straight from either direction. The fourth option did not allow straight through traffic but only allowed right turns on Westwood at Plano Parkway  and only right turns for traffic coming north from the Rosewood Development. The preferred option was Option 3 the “Mimosa” option. The third option also requires a traffic light to be installed when the intersection is built. No other option.

Meeting with City of Plano and Rosewood

There is a public meeting to discuss the Westwood and Plano Parkway intersection with the City and Rosewood  on October 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Building Training room City of Plano Municipal Center, 1520 Ave K.

Click on the following link to see the Meeting Agenda

Zoning Approved for Vet Clinic

P & Z approved the zoning change 5-2. It will go to City Council on October 10.

Information for Meeting with developer on September 13, 2016

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
7 pm
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 president@dnehoa.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