Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways.
Planning and design company Kimley-Horn asked city officials to reduce the maximum number of homes-per-acre down from 2.9 per acre to 2.2.
In doing this, an email from Senior Project Manager Kevin J. Kane said more home lots ranging from 10,400-35,000 square feet could be built “to create a truly custom environment where each lot is distinct from another.” Kimley-Horn would accomplish this by reducing the number of medium-sized homes. The lots for them are planned to start around 7,200 square feet.
“The request ... further enhances the residential character within The Preserve subdistrict by increasing the quantity of large single-family lots while also maintaining a diversity of varying lot sizes,” Kane said in the email to the city.
Several commissioners said it was wise to raise the number of large lots for highly valued land.
“I think it's a good move,” said Commissioner Edward Kelly. “I think it would be welcome to have more larger lots.”
Frisco City Council must vote on whether to approve the changes to The Preserve in a future meeting, according to John Lettelleir, director of development services.
Clarification: The square footage figures in this article refer to total home lot sizes, not individual houses.