11 acres in east Frisco get initial green light for residential rezoning

The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on April 26 gave initial approval of zoning for single-family homes in the Sevenhills at Pakawoods project. (Map courtesy city of Frisco)
The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on April 26 gave initial approval of zoning for single-family homes in the Sevenhills at Pakawoods project. (Map courtesy city of Frisco)

The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on April 26 gave initial approval of zoning for single-family homes in the Sevenhills at Pakawoods project. (Map courtesy city of Frisco)

A swath of land in east Frisco has received initial approval for zoning that would make it congruent with a surrounding neighborhood.

The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on April 26 gave initial approval of zoning for single-family homes in the Sevenhills at Pakawoods project. Commissioners gave nods of approval to rezone the 11 acres at the southeast corner of Portola Drive and Main Street from agricultural and retail zoning to that for single-family homes.


Homes that would be built in Sevenhills at Pakawoods would be of equal density as those west of Portola, Planning and Zoning Manager Jonathan Hubbard said. In addition, the neighborhood would be less dense than homes immediately south.

Vice Chair David Box said he agreed with the single project input form the city of Frisco received on Sevenhills at Pakawoods from resident John Underwood.

“It's the best use for the property,” Underwood said in his form. “[I am] happy it's not multifamily or retail.”
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.