Thursday, March 12, 2015

Plano approves new home community for Legacy West project

More than 100 homes are planned in the project between J.C. Penney's headquarters and the Legacy West urban village. The homes are visible in the upper left of the architectural drawing.
More than 100 homes are planned in the project between J.C. Penney’s headquarters and the Legacy West urban village. The homes are visible in the upper left of the architectural drawing.
A new development just approved in Plano will put more than 100 luxury homes in the middle of one of the area’s top urban developments.
The $2 billion Legacy West development on the Dallas North Tollway is the new home to headquarters for Toyota and FedEx Office. And construction is underway on a $400 million urban village with shops, apartments, restaurants, office and hotel rooms.
But the same development also includes a 12.2-acre single-family home community which was approved last week by Plano city planners.
The high-density housing project will be built on the east side of J.C. Penney’s corporate headquarters and next door to the new urban village project.
Developers will carve 118 home sites out of the property located at the southwest corner of Communications and Headquarters drives.
Scott Felder Homes – a Central Texas homebuilder that was recently acquired by BR Homebuilding Group of Plano – will build the new residential community which will have 3-story houses clustered together on small lots.
The contemporary houses will be built around a small greenspace with a walking path.
The 240-acre Legacy West  project is being developed by a partnership including J.C. Penney, Karahan Cos., KDC and Columbus Realty.
The new home community will surround a central greenspace. (City of Plano)
The new home community will surround a central greenspace. (City of Plano)
Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News