Builders hope to turn an historic North Texas farm property into a new residential community.
The almost 27 acres at the northeast corner of Plano and Lookout roads is what’s left of the old Owens Spring Creek Farm in Richardson.
Builders David Weekley and Beazer Homes want to build almost 200 cottages, villas and townhomes on the property, which is owned by Addison-based Standridge Cos.
The homes would be a minimum of 1,400 square feet.
A small commercial building site is also set for the corner.
Dallas-based Arcadia Realty would develop the property.
“I believe we have a neighborhood here that on its own merits would be welcomed anywhere,” Arcadia Realty’s William Gietema told Richardson planning commissioners at a meeting on August 18. “What’s really amazing about this location and what attracts Arcadia Realty and our builders is the amazing wealth of amenities.”
Gietema said the property is