McKinney City Council approves rezoning request near Community Avenue and James M. Pitts Drive

In this layout, Tract A will be allocated for townhomes, and Tract B along James M. Pitts Drive will be developed with multifamily units. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
In this layout, Tract A will be allocated for townhomes, and Tract B along James M. Pitts Drive will be developed with multifamily units. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

In this layout, Tract A will be allocated for townhomes, and Tract B along James M. Pitts Drive will be developed with multifamily units. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

Residents living near the intersection of Community Avenue and James M. Pitts Drive may soon see residential development in the area.

McKinney City Council approved a request to rezone about 28 acres of land near the southeast corner of Community and James Pitts during a meeting Aug. 4.

The property was rezoned by council to allow for multifamily and single-family uses. This rezoning had previously been approved by McKinney Planning and Zoning commissioners but had changed to decrease the total possible multifamily units and to change the adjacent property of single-family residences to townhomes. This request was subsequently approved by P&Z commissioners July 14.

Bob Roeder presented the project at the council meeting on behalf of the applicant. He did not specify the number of units attached to the project, but did say the multifamily aspect of the project would be no higher than three stories, or 45 feet in height.

With the revision, about 16 acres would be allocated for townhomes, and 12.24 acres would be zoned for multifamily units. The townhomes would be located along Community, and the multifamily units would be tucked behind the townhomes along James Pitts.


“I think staff is correct in their analysis that if we can move the multifamily ... over there in the back, that's a win-win for everybody,” Roeder said.
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.