The Meadows at Plano will include 22 single-family residences located at the northeast corner of Jupiter Road and Los Rios Boulevard.[/caption]
This amendment allows for the development of 22 single-family residences. Plans for the development, named The Meadows at Plano, also requested modified development standards to accommodate the proposed homes' lot sizes. Current restrictions in this area include a minimum lot width of 65 feet for interior lots and 70 feet for corner lots, as well as a minimum lot depth of 100 feet and a minimum interior lot side yard of 6.5 feet or 10 percent of the lot width, whichever is greater. Applicant Shahid Rasul requested a minimum lot width of 50 feet with a minimum lot depth of 90 feet and minimum interior lot side yard of 5 feet.
“Because of the dimensions of the property in that area, it’s difficult for them to meet the lot width and depth of a standard single-family ... zoning district,” Plano Planning Director Christina Day said. “So that’s why those changes are requested.”
Rasul also committed to build a 6-foot masonry wall built along Los Rios Boulevard and Jupiter Road to be maintained by the homeowners association, which is not currently a requirement by the district.
All other items approved by the Plano City Council include:
- The nomination of J.C. Penney to the Office of the Governor Economic Development. The company is seeking funding to help pay for major renovations and updates to its Plano headquarters.
- Adoption of a resolution approving a development agreement between the city of Plano and the Plano Housing Corporation for the construction of certain public infrastructure improvements near the 13th and 14th Connector and F Ave., including new sidewalks, streetlights, among others. Improvements are for the Artist Lofts, a 224-unit multifamily development that will include open space and public art plazas as well as a community center and swimming pool.
- Funding for the Historic Downtown Plano Association’s valet program, totaling $62,000, which was taken out the Downtown Plano Public Improvement District.
- Renewal of Plano Fire-Rescue’s contract with the city of Richardson to use its fire training center.