Frisco Metropolis Council on July 6 held a community listening to on irrespective of whether to rezone 35 acres in The Grove Frisco housing neighborhood on the southeast corner of Independence Parkway and Principal Road. (Courtesy metropolis of Frisco)

Measures to rezone 35 acres of a housing growth in northeastern Frisco have been taken to accommodate extra residences and lessen area for retail fronts.

Frisco Town Council on July 6 held a public listening to on no matter if to rezone 35 acres in The Grove Frisco housing local community on the southeast corner of Independence Parkway and Principal Road. Council associates then unanimously directed metropolis personnel to get ready an ordinance for the change.

The modify would make way for scaled-down housing loads to be developed on the assets. Advancement Products and services Director John Lettelleir informed Metropolis Council the alter would make it possible for for approximately 50 excess units to be crafted.

In addition, changes would do away with retail zoning at the Independence and Most important intersection. Metropolis files show that “anchor tenants” in neighborhoods, these types of as grocery merchants, ordinarily need 15 acres. The rezoning would get rid of 11 acres of retail zoning, which is brief of that threshold, and the remaining acreage is exclusively household zoning.

The town is also anticipating a reduction in targeted visitors with the alter.

“The deal with of retail is changing as anchor outlets have expanded in measurement the place community retail growth is no for a longer time developing at every single major intersection, but relatively at each and every other main intersection,” metropolis paperwork examine. “Retail development is additional very likely to manifest together Custer Road and Coit Highway compared to along Independence Parkway.”