At the Scenario Open House on June 13th, participants reviewed and provided input on potential scenarios for the future of the Oak Point area. The open house was organized as a series of stations, which addressed Oak Point sub-areas and key themes such as housing, parks and open space, and transportation. These sub-areas and key themes served as the building blocks that would inform the review of the four alternative scenarios.

The project team also conducted two presentations, outlining the planning process and providing additional context on the station materials. At the conclusion of these presentations, the project team addressed questions from participants and provided detail on how they could continue to engage in and provide feedback on the planning process.

The summary below represents the feedback collected at the open house. Feedback was collected from the public through two mechanisms: written comment sheets and station posters, where participants could place stickers and comments addressing components they liked or disliked. Moving forward, this feedback will be used by the project team and stakeholder committee to shape a preferred scenario.

The presentation and station materials from the open house can be found in the resource library of this website.

Scenario Station Comments & Trends

Feedback Sticker Trends

Those who elected to provide feedback preferred Scenario D

COMMENTS

All comments were applied to Scenario D:

  • Yes, like this scenario the best
  • Like open space/rural preserve
  • Like this, but don’t move Plano Center
  • Like Scenario D
  • Single story housing, geared toward senior style living
  • Consider downstream impact of creek development.
    • What happens to the creek in Villas of Pecan Creek?
    • Who funds cost?
  • Green space

 

Housing & Neighborhoods Comments & Trends

What could neighborhoods look like in the future?

Comments

  • One-story housing/small lot housing 3 master bedrooms (not family housing) roommate housing
  • Prefer three stories (placed by mixed-use multi-family building)

Feedback Sticker Trends

Development Types

  • No negative feedback was placed on the three mixed-use development types (Activity Center, TOD, Village)
  • Open Space was the most preferred development type, followed by Activity Center, Rural Preserve and Small Lot Single Family
  • Apartment Living was the least preferred development type, followed by Light Commercial and Campus Infill

Housing Types

  • Detached, small lot single family building types were most preferred
  • Three story single family and single use, mid-rise multi-family buildings were the least preferred building types

Western K Avenue Comments & Trends

COMMENTS

  • Legacy Transit Station would produce TOD on each side of 75
  • Legacy Station would not create congestion at 75/Spring Creek Parkway
  • Plano needs 3 more DART Stations with spacing of these the same as all others on this line
  • Need additional connectivity between K Ave and US 75
  • No light industrial or apartments
  • Leave Western K Avenue corridor as is
  • This high value property will probably stay some form of big box, restaurants, etc.— but it could be considered a buffer for increased residential neighborhoods this project might bring to the east
  • Not sure if “villages” like Watters Creek really function as the “village” they mimic — but a developer might see potential for this type of thing
  • Scenario D – two stations would produce better development, way ahead of Watters Creek
  • Like the trail layout, relocation of Plano Center to be more visible and perhaps be a landmark for the city

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Mixed-use and small lot residential with generous open space amenities were preferred
  • Conventional commercial development (Commercial Center/Corridor, Light Commercial) was not preferred

 

 

NE Quadrant Comments & Trends

COMMENTS

  • Reduce parking
  • Legacy will improve the vacant mall
  • Create Complete Streets
  • No light commercial should be allowed
  • Concerned about street going through Pecan Lane homes

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Mixed-Use and small lot residential with generous open space amenities were preferred
  • Conventional commercial development (Business Park, Commercial Center/Corridor, Light Commercial) and medium lot housing were not preferred

Farm North & Plano Event Center Comments & Trends

COMMENTS

  • No rif-raf from Dallas (posted near transit station)
  • No apartments
  • Connect to 75
  • If there is commercial, it should be attractive and useful for Collin College
  • Need more trees on the Plano Center site
  • Consider employment or tech to leverage the college’s presence

 

 

 

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Scenarios that included mixed use development types and maximized public open space were preferred
  • Conventional commercial development such as light commercial and commercial center/corridor was not preferred

Farm South Comments & Trends

Comments

  • Keep the farm open/green/public space - Addressed twice on Scenario D
  • Capitalize on the mature trees on the farm
  • Residential form and streets should encourage life on the street. Many nice neighborhoods in NE Plano that look like ghost towns – few pedestrians
  • Human scale and quality development = great neighborhood
  • 2nd station could create direct roadway connection to Collin College/create large TOD zone; this could also link to 75, encourage mobile home park redevelopment
  • Keeping Farm south as rural preserve/open space would be most consistent with Oak Point character

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Scenario with mix of small and medium single family housing with generous open space amenities was preferred

Open Space Comments & Trends

Comments

  • Green spaces should be connections/ conduits, not grass farms/moats
  • Desire Haggard Park or similar downtown parks that belong to the neighborhood for sitting/walking dogs – not sitting vacant most of the time
  • Connect all parks with trails
  • Love open space – but don’t want to drive 20 minutes to dine or shop. Make a nice upscale plaza
  • More green – open space makes east Plano the place to live
  • More green, less cement
  • Splash pad
  • Pickle Ball courts are needed
  • Innovative parks such as Hope Park (Frisco) and Celebration Park (Allen) are good examples
  • Not enough athletic fields on the east side

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Open spaces adjacent to other social amenities (entertainment/dining/retail) were most preferred
  • Food-oriented spaces (farmers market, food park, community gardens, micro farm) were supported

Access and Connectivity Comments & Trends

CONNECTIONS & ACCESS COMMENTS

  • Build out a street network of more frequent, smaller, highly connected streets – relying on arterials creates a sense of congestion
  • Run an on-call shuttle bus to better connect people to Parker Road station

 

 

 

 

Feedback Sticker Trends

  • Trail connectivity along the creek and throughout the study area were preferred
  • Enhanced transit station facilities had consistent support, with a station north of Spring Creek Parkway being most preferred
  • Some participants did not prefer better street connectivity between Collin College and the Villas of Pecan Creek

The individual comment sheets organized comments into three feedback categories, “Concepts That I Like”, “Concepts That I Don’t Like”, and “General Comments” for seven distinct categories: 1) Development & Housing Types, 2) Open Space, Parks, & Civic Spaces, 3) Connectivity & Access, 4) Current Trend - Scenario “A”, 5) Scenario “B”, 6) Scenario “C”, and 7) Scenario “D”.

Click sheet below to review the comment sheets.