A project by homebuilder D.R. Horton is expected to bring 53 townhomes to a site in west McKinney, according to a presentation at a Dec. 12 meeting of the McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission.

The details

The development, referred to as Westridge Townhomes in city documents, is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Independence Parkway and Virginia Parkway.

The development is expected to have 53 townhomes on about 6.6 acres. The townhomes will be built in both four-home and five-home building configurations, according to city documents. The homes will have a minimum lot size of 1,900 square feet with a 90-foot lot depth, and will each have a two-car garage.

A price point for the townhomes has not been determined but would likely be around $350,000, according to Jerry Sylo of JBI Partners who is representing the owner of the property.

The action taken

At their Dec. 12 meeting, McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission members received a presentation about the planned development, including a request to rezone the property to allow for deviations in the development standards.

The variances requested included:
  • Decreasing minimum setback requirements for the depths of front yards as well as side yards adjacent to roadways
  • Amending minimum tree requirements to allow for ornamental trees to be planted in front yards rather than canopy trees
The developer also proposed additional trees and bushes be added along the east and west boundaries of the property.

The commissioners voted 5-1 to award the rezoning request a favorable recommendation, with Commissioner Deidre Woodard voting against. The request will be considered by McKinney City Council for final action at a Jan. 2 meeting, Commission Chairman Bill Cox said.