An application for a zoning change that will allow for the construction of a boutique subdivision in The Reservation was approved Dec. 10 by Richardson City Council. The city's planning commission greenlighted the project in late November.

Mimosa Place will comprise 18 homes by Richardson-based custom builder Shaddock Caldwell. The subdivision will be located just south of Campbell Road at 1900 Mimosa Drive, Richardson.

The architectural style of homes in Mimosa Place will be American craftsman or farmhouse, Shaddock Caldwell Principal Ben Caldwell said. He estimated the cost of homes to fall between $800,000 to $1 million and square footage to range between 3,000-4,000 square feet. The average lot size will be 8,268 square feet, according to the project application.

Representatives from Shaddock Caldwell were required to pursue a zoning change from retail to planned development. The project has garnered support from nearby homeowners and area stakeholders, according to Caldwell.

"We were pleasantly surprised by the reception we received," Caldwell said.

Nearly an hour and a half of discussion ensued at the Dec. 10 meeting. While council members said they felt confident in Shaddock Caldwell's quality of work, several requested the developers provide a covenants, conditions and restrictions document so that all houses built in the development would conform to the architectural style outlined in the original plans for the subdivision.

"I don't want to be too prescriptive, but if I spend $800,000 to $900,000 for a house I want to make sure something two houses down isn't totally strange," Mayor Paul Voelker said.

While Caldwell agreed to providing documents that limit future architectural designs to the American craftsman and farmhouse style, he also reiterated that he and his partner, Todd Shaddock, intend to see the project all the way through to completion.

The builders expect to close on the property in early February. Once the land is secured lot development will continue through the end of 2019 and possibly into the first quarter of 2020, Caldwell said.