Commissioners voted on Nov. 22 to change the density of tentative plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents suggest could include 565 single-family homes on the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy of the City of Frisco)
The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission approved the construction of additional large residential lots in a neighborhood that will be near the future PGA headquarters.
Commissioners voted on Nov. 22 to change the density of plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents suggest could include 565 single-family homes on the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways.
The planning and design company Kimley-Horn urged city officials to reduce the maximum number of houses per hectare from 2.9 per hectare to 2.2.
An email from Senior Project Manager Kevin J. Kane stated that more houses, 10,400 to 35,000 square feet, could be built “to create a truly individual environment where each property is different from the others.” . Kimley-Horn would achieve this by reducing the number of midsize homes, which are expected to start at 7,200 square feet.
“The request … further enhances the residential character within The Preserve subdistrict by increasing the number of large single-family lots while maintaining a variety of different lot sizes,” Kane said in the email to the city.
Several commissioners said it would be advisable to increase the number of large plots for highly valued land.
“I think it’s a good move,” said Commissioner Edward Kelly. “I think it would be nice to have more, larger lots.”
Frisco City Council will have to vote in a future meeting to approve the changes to The Preserve, according to John Lettelleir, director of development services.