A developer seeking to increase the amount of commercial space along 14th Street east Los Rios Boulevard received a recommendation for approval by the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission.

The recommendation made during the Oct. 16 meeting would allow more space for existing retail and restaurant uses on the site in addition to a proposed independent-living facility for seniors.

The overview

The rezoning request sought approval for an addition of 6,000 square feet to the maximum allowable commercial space on the property. If approved, the maximum would increase to 21,300 square feet of retail and restaurant use from 15,300 square feet.

Senior Planner Donna Sepulvado said the vacant space behind two existing commercial structures is the proposed location for the senior living facility. According to city documents, the facility cannot be taller than three stories or 45 feet.

The lot behind the commercial development was originally intended to house office space, but a rezoning request to allow for a senior living facility was approved in 2019. As part of the application, a revised preliminary site plan was also approved, subject to Plano City Council’s approval of the rezoning request.

What’s next?

Council will likely consider the rezoning request during its Nov. 7 meeting.