The site of a Sting Soccer Club facility in Richardson could soon make way for a townhome development.

Richardson City Plan Commission members voted to approve an 89-unit townhome neighborhood called Park Hollow during its May 7 meeting. Plans will now go before City Council.

Two-minute impact

Dallas-based Skorburg Company is developing the 6.5-acre site and has plans to construct 89 townhome units. Richardson Director of Development Services Sam Chavez said the land sits within the Town of Buckingham zoning district, but the project meets requirements for neighborhood residential zoning, which specifically call for townhomes.

According to city documents, units must have at least 1,300 square feet on the interior. John Arnold, a development partner on the project, said the units will likely have 1,600-1,700 square feet inside.

Neil Stenberg, vice president of acquisitions at the Skorburg Company, said there are also plans to acquire about 2 acres just north of the property, which will be used for a detention pond. That site will include at least 15 trees, two park benches and a 4-foot walking trail around the perimeter.

The details

Per city documents, the townhome neighborhood will be required to have a homeowners association. Chavez said the association would be responsible for maintaining the rights of way and common areas within the gated community.

CPC Vice Chair Ken Southard and several other commissioners raised concerns about the lack of renderings for the project during the hearing.

“What [the developer] has referenced with [their] projects were quite different [in] density, and the pictures [the developer] have shown were things that, according to the lot sizes, couldn’t be representative of this planned community,” Southard said at the meeting.

However, the developers did show images of other projects they’ve worked on, which were included as part of the conditions for approval.

What’s next?

Richardson City Council is expected to consider the case during its June 3 meeting.