Gillett Industries will build a new office and warehouse complex in northeast Richardson after City Council approved the project June 3.
One small piece of the 4.3-acre land was zoned residential, requiring the company to apply for a zoning change that would allow industrial uses. The property is located at the corner of Shiloh Road and Breckinridge Boulevard adjacent to the Shiloh Pump Station.
Applicant Patricia Fant said the company intends to build two single-story buildings totaling 75,812 feet. Both will be designed as speculative buildings, meaning they will be constructed with the intention of being sold.
Council Member Kenneth Hutchenrider raised concerns about truck traffic at the intersection of Shiloh and Breckinridge. The city does not have the ability to require off-site improvements, Director of Development Services Michael Spicer said.
Still, City Manager Dan Johnson said the city would monitor the intersection as development continues to ensure a four-way traffic light is not needed.
The project was ultimately approved by unanimous vote.