Plano planning officers postpone making a choice about improvement of a part of the town’s pioneer Haggard household land alongside the Dallas North Tollway.
Haggard Enterprises Ltd. and Dallas developer Stillwater Capital wish to rezone greater than 142 acres on Spring Creek Parkway simply east of the tollway to construct a mixed-use mission with workplace, retail, resort and residential development.
The greater than 2 million-square-foot improvement could be constructed on a part of the household’s authentic farm.
Stillwater Capital’s Clay Roby informed the plan fee that his agency labored with the Haggard household to give you a novel development plan.
“There was a priority by the household about what was going to happen on this property because the final main parcel that they personal in Plano,” Roby mentioned. “This could insure a serious portion of this mission — basically the centerpiece — could be a tribute to the household and one thing that will be owned as a legacy asset.”
Elements of the deliberate mission would have a farm theme, giving a nod to the property’s agrarian previous.
The centerpiece could be a vacation spot meals and beverage and occasion venue known as The Almanac.
“It’s your complete motive for the mission to exist from Stillwater’s perspective,” Roby mentioned. “What you see here’s a very low-density, walkable and agrarian-inspired farm-to-table restaurant and occasion house.
“The driving issue for the design was to give you a plan that regarded like a repurposed farm,” he mentioned. “In case you go to this mission after it’s full, you may surprise if it’s been there for 100 years because the household first developed the property.”
The farm-themed advanced would come with an occasion barn, a vineyard and a brewery and distillery. There could be a greenhouse and an outside occasion garden, too.
Together with The Almanac advanced, the builders are looking for zoning for greater than 700,000 sq. toes of places of work, 700 multifamily residential models, a 98-room resort, 30,000 sq. toes of retail house and a 427-unit seniors housing group.
There would even be a retail “village.”
About 13 acres at Spring Creek and Windhaven parkways could be put aside for future single-family house development.
The tallest of the proposed buildings — the resort and an workplace near the tollway — would have a most top of solely 5 tales. Many of the places of work could be three or 4 flooring.
The primary section of development could be The Almanac farm advanced and an workplace constructing. The boutique resort and the primary condo constructing would observe.
Greater than 28 acres could be put aside for open house.
Plano metropolis planning employees is recommending approval of the brand new improvement plan.
“The applicant is requesting a brand new deliberate improvement district to implement a improvement idea that will align the zoning on the location extra intently with the present marketplace for each business and residential makes use of,” in keeping with the employees filings. “Whereas there’s a requested enhance in improvement density, the required phasing, open house and different limitations end in improved improvement requirements in comparison with the present zoning.”
Residents who spoke out in opposition to the mission at Monday evening’s assembly raised considerations about visitors and density. There was additionally pushback in opposition to the proposed residences.
“This shouldn’t be thought of,” mentioned resident John Donovan. “There’s simply means an excessive amount of.”
Commissioner David Downs mentioned he wasn’t postpone by the deliberate residences.
“This isn’t inexpensive housing, however it’s 700 extra locations to dwell,” Downs mentioned. “There may be not sufficient housing in Plano.
“We’ve so many new jobs,” he mentioned. “We’d like the residential so as to assist this.”
Present zoning would permit the builders to construct most of what they’re proposing with a lot larger constructing heights.
Plan commissioners voted to place off making a choice in regards to the mission till subsequent month attributable to considerations about screenings on proposed parking garages and entry to a neighborhood park.
“I feel it’s an attractive mission and I feel it is sensible the place it’s,” mentioned chairman Nathan Barbera. “I feel some extra work must be completed to handle a few of these points.”
The Haggard property sits between Plano’s Legacy enterprise park and residential districts. It’s surrounded on three sides by business improvement and zoning.
The Haggard household was considered one of Collin County’s earliest main landowners, buying properties beginning in 1856 to make use of for farming and ranching.
At one time the household owned hundreds of acres between U.S. Freeway 75 and the present tollway hall. Over the a long time, the land has been offered off for neighborhoods, purchasing facilities, places of work and every kind of improvement.
Stillwater Capital can also be engaged on a $1 billion mixed-use improvement deliberate subsequent to the brand new PGA headquarters and resort. Referred to as The Hyperlink, the 240-acre improvement simply south of U.S. Freeway 380 would come with workplace, retail, luxurious residential, leisure, a boutique resort and sports activities wellness makes use of.