The property is generally located approximately 266± feet south of W. Stacy Road and approximately 1,541± feet west of U.S. Highway 75. The properties to the north, south, east, and west are zoned Planned Development PD No. 45 Shopping Center SC.
The property is currently zoned Planned Development PD No. 45 Shopping Center SC. A Planned Development amendment was adopted in October 2017 for Stacy Green. Sub-Area 1 in this development was designated for townhomes, and the Planned Development stipulated that a Concept Plan, development regulations, and elevations should be processed as a zoning amendment prior to development of the sub-area. The applicant is requesting to move forward with this amendment.
The proposed residential development is approximately 9.114± acres. The Concept Plan shows a total of 90 single-family attached (townhome) lots with a varying minimum lot sizes. The total gross density equates to 9.87 units/acre. All lot widths are a minimum of 25 feet, one foot in excess of Allen Land Development Code (ALDC) requirements. The ALDC requires a minimum lot depth of 90 feet. Within the subject development, lot depth varies based on the lot's condition. In general, lots that front a public street have a minimum lot depth of 92 feet, and lots that front an open space have a minimum lot depth of 87 feet. Lots 1 - 4, Block A, at the entrance of the development, have a minimum lot depth of 83 feet to accommodate additional open space. These four lots also have a reduction in the minimum lot area as a result of the decrease lot depth.
The Concept Plan also shows applicable setbacks for lots. Lots facing the Hike and Bike Trail, along the western and southern boundary of the development, have a reduced front yard setback of five feet. There is also a five foot pedestrian access easement across the front of these lots. The attached Lot Typicals outline these requirements as well. The ALDC requires townhomes to have a driveway length of six feet or 20 feet. The applicant is requesting to deviate from this requirement for specific lots, increasing to a maximum of eight feet.
The proposed open space for the community is shown on the Screening Plan and is consistent with the open space plan provided in the current Planned Development. It features a connection to the Hike and Bike Trail to the north, an open space lot running along the western and southern boundaries, and an open space on the eastern boundary under the transmission lines. These open spaces serve to connect the community to other amenities in the development.
The Screening Plan outlines the proposed screening for the development. The ALDC typically requires an eight foot masonry screening wall to divide residential and non-residential uses. The applicant is proposing to use landscaping and ornamental metal fences in locations indicated on the Screening Plan to provide screening that maintains the connections to other areas of the development.
There are four points of access into the development. There is one access point on Sweetwater Lane and three access points along a private drive.
The attached Building Elevations show a primarily masonry product with brick and cementitious fiber board as building materials. Cementitious fiber board will be used as an accent material.
The attached development regulations include lot design criteria, setbacks, screening, signage, lot typicals, and cross sections.
The request has been reviewed by the Technical Review Committee.