Heritage Creekside developer ups number of residential lots, open space in Plano-approved plan

The city of Plano on Oct. 23 approved a rezoning request and updated development plan for Heritage Creekside.

The city of Plano on Oct. 23 approved a rezoning request and updated development plan for Heritage Creekside.

The developer behind one of Plano's largest ongoing mixed-use developments will move forward with a plan that increases the number of single-family residential lots and open space while concentrating the same number of apartments in fewer buildings.

Plano City Council on Monday approved the Heritage Creekside rezoning request with a 5-2 vote. The plans submitted to the city also outlined in more detail the road network and office building locations in the development's western employment center.

The apartment units, which had been spread throughout the property under the former plan, would now be concentrated into three buildings without increasing the number of units allowed.

When completed, the 156-acre development, located south of Plano Parkway between Custer Road and Alma Drive, would include a mix of single-family and multifamily housing, restaurants, stores and office buildings.

The number of single-family lots allowed would increase to 252 from 173, while the amount of open space would rise to 10.1 acres from 7.6 acres.

Council members Rick Smith and Tom Harrison cast the two votes against the zoning change. Mayor Harry LaRosiliere was not present for the vote.

In other business the council approved a rezoning request allowing the construction of patio homes at the Wells homestead southwest of Coit Road and Lorimar Drive. The portion of the property that houses the Sip & Savor restaurant would retain its winery usage and heritage designation.

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The city plans to construct new eastbound lanes alongside the existing westbound lanes, reducing a wide gap between the two parts of Plano Parkway as it meets Preston Road.


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