Once-rejected Mustang Square plan receives Plano approval—with significant revisions

Almost a year to the day after Plano City Council first rejected plans that included apartments, the developer for Mustang Square brought back another proposal for a mixed-use development that features townhouses instead.

Almost a year to the day after Plano City Council first rejected plans that included apartments, the developer for Mustang Square brought back another proposal for a mixed-use development that features townhouses instead.

Almost a year to the day after resident angst over the Mustang Square development drove Plano City Council to reject its apartment-heavy approach, the city approved a revamped plan for the property centered around more office space and townhouses.

The council on Monday unanimously approved a rezoning request that paves the way for the construction of 95 townhouse lots and allows food-truck usage on the Mustang Square property, located southwest of SH 121 and Rasor Boulevard in Plano. The 46-acre development on one of Plano’s most prominent pieces of undeveloped land would also include 140,000 square feet of office space and a mix of retail stores and restaurants.

Instead of the apartments and senior-living components that featured prominently in the previous plan, the residential components of the new iteration of Mustang Square would consist entirely of single-family townhouses.

The previous version of the plan that was rejected last year featured significantly less office space—102,000 square feet—as well as 450 multifamily residential units and 172 assisted-living rooms. The number of townhouse lots in the original plan, 75, was increased in the rezoning request approved Monday.

“This has been a long, long road for all the citizens in that area,” Council Member Rick Grady said.

The council voted 7-0 to approve the zoning change. Council Member Tom Harrison was not present for the vote.

By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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