The Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-3 on a proposed replat of the property at its Oct. 4 meeting.
Michelle D’Andrea, deputy city attorney, said that because the property is currently zoned for multifamily residential and the proposal aligns with city guidelines, it will be automatically approved after 30 days, regardless of the commission's vote.
A replat was requested to change the current easements on the property to make it more fit for the development.
“If the zoning is already in place...then this body does not have the power to say yes or no,” D’Andrea said during the meeting. “There is a property right for this owner to get their approval as long as the proposal follows our ordinances.”
Some residents who live near the site attended the meeting to voice their concerns about possible congestion in the area if the project is built.
“I chose Plano because it was a suburb, and that's where I wanted to live,” resident David Sliepka said. “If I wanted to live in a city, I would have moved to a downtown area.”
The development is being proposed by Custer Road United Methodist Church. The church has been active in Plano since 1980, according to its website. Exact details of the planned multi-family residence were not immediately available.