A rezoning request to allow for more commercial use space at a proposed development in east Plano was approved by Plano City Council.

The approved request during the Nov. 7 meeting will allow another 6,000 square feet of commercial space to accommodate additional restaurant and retail space to the planned development, which had been previously recommended for approval by the city’s planning and zoning commission in October.

The gist

With the approved request, the maximum allowable commercial space at the property—located along 14th Street, east of Los Rios Boulevard—will be 21,300 square feet, up from 15,300 square feet, according to city documents. The request is not expected to have an impact on the proposed senior living facility behind the retail property, per city officials.

Because the zoning change was approved, a preliminary revised site plan for the property was also approved, in accordance with the previous recommendation for approval by the planning and zoning commission.

Per city documents, buildings on the property can be no higher than three stories or 45 feet.