Plano staff withdraw zoning request for future land sale and other planning and zoning news

Commissioners are seen at the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Screenshot via city of Plano)
Commissioners are seen at the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Screenshot via city of Plano)

Commissioners are seen at the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Screenshot via city of Plano)

City of Plano staff moved to withdraw a zoning change application rather than table it at the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Jan. 18.

This land, just under an acre in size on the north side of Los Rios Boulevard, is currently zoned for agricultural use. The city would like more time to work on its research for the land before requesting a change to single-family residence zoning, staff shared.

This research could take upwards of six months, making a withdraw preferred to a tabling of the item, staff said.

Once the land is rezoned, the city plans to sell it. The land is not currently under proposal for development, staff said.

Preliminary site plan approved for independent living facility


Plans for an independent living facility within the 5-acre Parker Road Marketplace were approved by commissioners Jan. 18.

The marketplace is on the west side of Jupiter Road and expects to be two stories. Current plans show up to 100 one- and two-bedroom units as well as a courtyard and pool.

The facility is being developed by JPI, based in Irving.

Parker Road request for smaller lot sizes pushed to next meeting

The planning and zoning consulting company behind a 16.8-acre housing development along Parker Road requested a later hearing date for a requested zoning change.

This request, which would allow for smaller lot sizes on the property, was tabled until Feb. 1 so that the group can discuss concerns with neighboring residents, Robert Baldwin of Baldwin Associates said in a letter to the commission.

The applicants, Chen You-Hong and Hong Zhuang, are expected to return with some adjustments and restrictions to address those concerns, city staff said. The amended request will likely still be based on the current zoning request for smaller lot sizes, they said.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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