The roughly 126-acre property at the northwest corner of East Whitestone Boulevard and Sam Bass Road was previously zoned as a planned development. City Council rezoned the property to planned development with a base district of mixed-use and approved another request to change the property’s future land use plan designation from regional, office, retail and commercial to a planning area.
According to city documents, planning areas are intended to offer flexibility to property owners to create entertainment districts, walkable developments, educational facilities and business parks.
The mixed-use project, known as Indigo Ridge North, is planned to include retail, hotel, office and residential components. Amy Link, the assistant director of development services with the city, said only office buildings can reach up to 10 stories high and there would be a maximum of 3,000 residential units, although she said the developer could request to build more units in the future through a special-use permit.
The developer, Thompson Morris Real Estate Development, has split the project into two sections—the Village District on the eastern side of the project and the West District on the western side.
The Village District is designed to include shopping, dining, office, residential and hotel components, while the West District would focus on office and employment uses, Link said.
City Council adopted the future land use map change and rezoning with recommendations from the Planning & Zoning Commission, which included conditions on changing daycare and laundromats from permitted use to special use.