R/O-2 - City of Plano
CITY OF PLANO· PLANNING &ZONING COMMISSION September 6, 2011 Agenda Item No. 14 Discussion & Direction: Residential Setback Policy Recommendations DESCRIPTION: Applicant: City of Plano Discussion and direction regarding the residential setback policy recommendations stated in the Housing Density and Infill Housing policy statements from the Comprehensive Plan. REMARKS: Policy Recommendations The Housing Density and the Infill Housing Policy Statements have policy recommendations regarding residential development in proximity to the expressway corridors. The Housing Density Policy Statement recommends no residential development within 1,200 feet of the State Highway 121 centerline. The Infill Housing Policy Statement discourages residential development within the expressway corridors (i.e. Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, State Highway 121, and U.S. Highway 75.) However, both policies exempt residential uses when provided in mixed use and urban center developments, as well as senior housing. If these types of developments have the residential uses placed within 500 feet of the expressway main lanes, the Infill Housing policy recommends the development should be arranged as carefully as possible to reduce the effect of traffic noise. Furthermore, the Infill Housing policy states rezoning properties for residential development within the State Highway 121 corridor should be avoided. The purpose of the setbacks is help to improve the quality of life of Plano's residential neighborhoods by mitigating environmental hazards such as traffic noise and traffic congestion. Discussions regarding the policy recommendations were conducted last fall with the Planning &Zoning Commission during the Undeveloped Land Study.
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