Rezoning would allow for apartments near McKinney North High School

A proposed development would add apartments to the southeast corner of Wilmeth Road and Community Avenue. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
A proposed development would add apartments to the southeast corner of Wilmeth Road and Community Avenue. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

A proposed development would add apartments to the southeast corner of Wilmeth Road and Community Avenue. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

The McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted Nov. 9 to rezone about 13 acres that would allow a multifamily housing development to be built at the southeast corner of Wilmeth Drive and Community Avenue, near McKinney North High School.

The current zoning already allows for multifamily residential use in this area, city staff said. The request mainly modifies the standards for multifamily in this area as the applicant requested to increase the density from 24 units per acre to 28 units per acre and increase the height of the building to three stories, staff said. In return, the development will add more amenities to the apartment complex and more landscape enhancements, staff said.


“This will allow this project to be a state-of-the-art multifamily complex,” attorney Bob Roeder said on behalf of the applicant. “Allowing the zoning modifications we’re asking for is a big step towards creating a sustainable project that will last for years and years and be in a good condition.”

He also pointed out that staff’s opinion was that the proposed project would not “adversely impact” the traffic in the area.

The proposed apartments will be presented to the McKinney City Council at its Dec. 7 meeting with a favorable recommendation from commissioners.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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