The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 26 approved a reduction from a maximum 740 planned urban living units down to 660 in the Four Corners development. According to plans submitted to the city, Four Corners will eventually include residential and retail space, a medical office and a sit-down restaurant.
The Four Corners development was recently discussed in an Oct. 12 meeting. During that earlier meeting, Commissioner David Box expressed concerns over the density of apartments planned for the project.
“We just don’t need extra units in our city,” Box said on Oct. 12. “We’ve got enough.”
Box was absent from the Oct. 26 meeting.
Charles Hodges of Hodges Architecture said conversations with the developing company, United Commercial Development, led to the lower number of apartments after staff reviewed feedback from the city of Frisco.
“We did have a lot of conversation with the owner of the multifamily,” Hodges said. “That’s a big concession.”
A blueprint submitted to the city includes 628 units to be built upon 711,101 square feet in four- and five-story buildings. Hodges said it doesn’t include more to provide for a “margin of safety” since Four Corners is not fully developed.
“I think it makes sense ... you might add more space [based] off the market,” said Rob Cox, commission chair. “I do appreciate the concession myself.”