A request to change a market-rate apartment complex into apartments geared toward student housing in Richardson will be continued at a future meeting.

Richardson City Council approved a request from the developer, ZoneDev, to continue the public hearing of the zoning case because a member of the development team could not attend the June 17 meeting.

The overview

ZoneDev is requesting to change its development plan to allow for the replacement of a mixed-use market rate apartment complex with a 173-unit mixed-use student apartment complex, according to city documents.

The phasing of the plan would also be updated in the planned development district to restrict the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the mixed-use student housing complex until after construction finishes on infrastructure and sidewalks for all phases of the development, per city documents. The other student housing complex could not receive a certificate of occupancy until retail buildings or the proposed hotel is considered weather tight.

The Richardson City Plan Commission previously recommended approval during its May 21 meeting.

What’s next?

Council is expected to consider the case again during its July 15 meeting.