Frisco to reconsider whether some developments can use turf

Olympus Boulevard has artificial turf along Page Street.

Olympus Boulevard has artificial turf along Page Street.

The city of Frisco is going to review its zoning ordinance after an apartment complex was cited for having artificial turf.

The property owners of Olympus Boulevard, an urban living apartment complex in Frisco Square, asked Frisco City Council to allow the property to keep its artificial turf during the March 19 meeting.

The complex was cited in August for having artificial turf, which is not allowed in the city's zoning ordinance.

Doug Palmer, national director of construction for Olympus Property, pointed out at the meeting that other residential properties in Frisco have turf and that The Star in Frisco and Frisco ISD use turf for their fields.

"Part of being in the multifamily business, you've got to know what you're up against," he said. "When we bought this property, we knew that there were other properties that use artificial turf."

Other complexes in Frisco have also recently been cited for their artificial turf, Frisco Planning Manager Anthony Satarino said.

Several council members said they do not mind artificial turf as long as it is maintained well and agreed it was time to revisit that portion of the ordinance.

The council voted to table Olympus Boulevard's request until Sept. 17 to allow time for city staff to work on updating the ordinance.



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