Development Site Plan Near Racetrac

Happy May to all!

I wanted to update the neighborhood about a site plan that was recently filed with the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. The site plan calls for two restaurants to be built on the vacant lot located on the northeast side of Plano Parkway and Independence next to and north of the Race Trac gas station. The site plan locates a Golden Chick Restaurant north of and next to the Race Trac. There is also a proposed second location on the site plan that is east of and next to the Golden Chick Restaurant. That will probably be a Texadelphia Restaurant.

No zoning change is necessary as this proposed use is allowed by the retail zoning already in place on that corner. The site plan will be presented to the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday May 15, 2017. The site plan is available on our www.dnehoa.org website.

If you have any questions please contact me at president@dnehoa.org

Wishing all of you a Great Spring!

Robert A. Miller

Latest press release on Heritage Creekside Estates

The following link shows the latest press release from Heritage.

Latest press release on the Heritage Creekside Estates.

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

Zoning Alert for Plano Parkway

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.

Zoning News for October 2015

ZONING NEWS

Some of you have noticed the bulldozers clearing land on the north side of 15th St. between Custer & Alma & just east of Rio Grande Dr. The Highland Oaks Church of Christ was located there & has sold their land to Gehan Homes. Gehan Homes will be building single family owner occupied homes on 8000 sq ft. lots. The development stretches from 15th St. to the southern edge of Hackberry Park. Gehan Homes has not yet set their home prices.
Speaking of bulldozers, you may have noticed the survey crew at the northwest corner of Plano Parkway and Independence. This is the Megatel town home development that was approved last February by the Plano City Council. There will be approximately 150 three bedroom, two car garage, owner occupied single family town homes ranging in size from 1950 to 2350 square feet. Home prices are  estimated to be $340,000.

 

Update on Heritage 190

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.

 

Groundbreaking of Heritage Creekside

Address change for Heritage Creekside Groundbreaking!

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.
Heritage  Creekside Groundbreaking