About 20 acres have been rezoned and reconfigured at the northwest corner of US 380 and Hardin Boulevard to allow for multifamily and commercial uses.

The McKinney City Council unanimously approved the request at its Oct. 19 meeting. The project proposed taking 9 of the tract’s 20 acres and allotting them for retail and office space that would front US 380. The remaining acreage would be developed as multifamily on the rear portion of the property, city staff said.

Most of the area in the back of the property is already zoned for multifamily staff said. The applicant requested to slightly expand the area for multifamily and allow for 21 units per acre.

Entrances to the multifamily portion of the project would be accessed from US 380 and through an entrance on the northwest corner of the property, the developer for the project Eric Seitz said.

This project will help support the development taking shape at the four corners of the Hardin and US 380 intersection, providing workers of the nearby Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-McKinney hospital and Raytheon campus with office space, retail, fitness, entertainment, and restaurants, Seitz stated in a letter of intent to the city.

“We have lots of places to play and eat. We need some places to live,” Seitz said.

The commercial part of the project would be built first, followed next by the multifamily, he said.