A new location for remaining midrise apartments that are part of an ongoing project is set to be considered by Plano City Council.

Liberty Mutual, a Boston-based insurance company, filed a zoning request to change the location of a proposed apartment building within its Plano campus. The Plano Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the new location on 4.3 acres adjacent to the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway access road and Columbus Avenue during its May 6 meeting.

The overview

To date, 823 apartments have been built within the campus out of the 1,000 allowed in the planned development overlay. The remaining 177 units are the maximum that can be constructed on the over 137-acre site known as Legacy West.

According to city documents, the 177 units will be housed in a five-story building, which will be screened for noise pollution by a parking garage between the apartment complex and the Dallas North Tollway. To enhance the walkability near the development, all ground-level units will be required to have a patio or small staircase leading to the unit’s entrance, per city documents.

Half of the units will be required to have a balcony, with the exception of north-facing units because of concerns about noise pollution. Up to 2.5 acres of the 4.3-acre site will be reserved for open space, according to city documents.

What’s next?

Council is expected to consider approval of the proposal during its May 28 meeting, according to the city’s zoning case website.