A skinny stretch of land behind a Frisco ISD school could soon be filled with townhomes.

Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission members approved rezoning approximately 7.8 acres of land on the southeast corner of Frisco Street and Cobb Hill Drive from agricultural to planned development-townhome at a March 28 meeting.

Rezoning the land for a townhome development, called the Oasis at Cobb Hill, was first proposed and then ultimately tabled at a Feb. 14 commissioners meeting, at which several residents of the nearby Cobb Hill neighborhood spoke against the project.

“This item was tabled to allow the applicant time to meet with the adjacent residents,” Planning and Zoning Manager Jonathan Hubbard said.

The applicant did meet with Cobb Hill residents and homeowners association members Feb. 23 to work out a compromise, Hubbard said.

“The applicant and staff were able to address the residents' concerns at that meeting, and those in attendance vocalized general support for the project,” Hubbard said.

One of the suggestions from Cobb Hill residents was to raise the height of the fence around the townhomes to over 6 feet, which has been added to the project’s plan notes, a representative of the applicant said at the meeting. No Cobb Hill residents spoke at the March 28 meeting.

“I'm very, very pleased that you guys were able to meet with [the applicant] and I'll be supporting this case,” Commissioner Jake Petras said.

Aside from its proximity to the Cobb Hill residents, the property is directly behind FISD’s Memorial High School and accompanying parking lots.

“It will be interesting to see how band practice goes,” Commissioner Bryan Morgan said.

FISD is also listed as an owner of the property, according to meeting documents.

The future of the townhome development is slated to be discussed by City Council at an April 18 public hearing.