A request to change the zoning of a planned development for Haggard Farm in Plano was withdrawn amid community opposition.

The rezoning request for a 13.5-acre site at the corner of Park Boulevard and Custer Road was set to be considered during the May 6 meeting of the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission.

The gist

Based on the request, the applicant was looking to amend the conditions of a planned development to allow for retail. According to a letter included in the meeting packet, the applicant, Fairview Farm Land Company, withdrew the zoning case because of opposition, which included complaints about more retail given the city’s existing retail near the intersection.

Commissioners previously tabled the request during the March 18 meeting. Per information included in the March 18 meeting packet, the rezoning would have allowed for a combination of retail and townhome uses.

In 2011, the Haggard Farm property was rezoned to allow several different types of single-family residences, according to city documents.

What else?

Because of the withdrawal by the applicant, city procedures require a fresh application for any subsequent zoning requests for the property.

The northern portion of the Haggard Farm property has already been built out as single-family homes, but the southern portion closest to the intersection of Park Boulevard and Custer Road remains an agricultural use, per city documents.