The property is generally located south of State Highway 121 and east of Exchange Parkway. The property to the north (across State Highway 121) is in the City of McKinney. The property to the west (across the proposed Bending Branch right-of-way) is zoned Planned Development No. 101 Corridor Commercial. To the south (across Ridgeview Drive), the properties are zoned Planned Development No. 111 Single-Family Residential R-5 and Planned Development No. 98 Single-Family Residential R-7. To the east, the properties are zoned Corridor Commercial and Planned Development PD No. 98 Corridor Commercial.
The property is currently zoned Corridor Commercial and Planned Development No. 98 Corridor Commercial. The applicant is requesting to change the zoning by creating a Planned Development with a base zoning of Corridor Commercial, and adopting Development Regulations, a Concept Plan, and Building Elevations for Collin College Technical Campus. The development will include space for instructional, vocational, technology training, and offices.
The Concept Plan shows approximately 32.016± acres with four primary buildings, with a total floor area of approximately 339,803± square feet. The main Academic Bar (with classroom and office) is parallel to Bending Branch Way, and three Trade Bars (with additional classrooms and labs) are perpendicular to the Academic Bar, with a "spine" common area and bridge connections provided between these areas.
The total parking provided exceeds the Allen Land Development Code (ALDC) parking requirement through both surface parking and structured parking, with the structured parking being comprised of subterranean parking.
There are a total of five access points into the development: two access points on Ridgeview Drive and three access points on Bending Branch Way. Two of the three access points on Bending Branch Way are bus access points only. The applicant is proposing to deviate from Access Management policies as contained in the Mobility chapter of the adopted Comprehensive Plan through the absence of vehicular cross connection to the adjacent property to the east. However, it should be noted that the applicant is providing two pedestrian access points to the adjacent property to the east through a minimum 25' sidewalk connection. These pedestrian connections further the adopted policies in the Bike and Pedestrian Mobility goals of the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
The building elevations show concrete, steel, and glass as the primary exterior building materials. All of the buildings will be three stories, with a maximum height of 50'.
The development regulations include language related to permitted uses, building elevations, and traffic improvements, among other regulations.
The PD Amendment request has been reviewed by the Technical Review Committee.
On April 3, 2018, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request.
Public Hearing Sign - March 23, 2018
Public Hearing Notices - March 23, 2018
Newspaper Notice - April 4, 2018