Richardson nixes approach for new industrial park

A program to establish on one of the last sections of Richardson’s historic Owens Spring Creek farm obtained a thumbs down from the town council.

Developer Crow Holdings required to assemble three industrial buldings on the site, which is at the northeast corner of Plano Highway and Lookout Push, east of U.S. Freeway 75.

The practically 27 acres with its old farmhouse and barns dates to the early 1960s when the Owens household acquired the tract of farmland for its sausage business. Aspect of the assets had a sausage manufacturing plant.

The Owens family farm also hosted excursions, staged vacation activities and gave hayrides for a long time on the property. In 1987 Ohio-based mostly Bob Evans Farms bought the Owens and shut the Richardson plant and farm in 2013.

Because 2017 the house has been owned by trader Standridge Cos. Areas of the land – up coming to the city’s wastewater cure plant – have already been made as industrial area for a knowledge middle.

A earlier proposal to produce the substantial-profile corner for homes and townhomes was withdrawn following neighborhood opposition.

Developer Crow Holdings needed to develop 3 warehouses on the web-site, which is already zoned for industrial building. The developer just needed insignificant top and setback changes for the practically 354,000-square-foot business park.

Present-day zoning will allow for design of far more than 850,000 sq. ft of warehouses on the corner.

“This web-site is in the center of this flourishing business place,” Crow Holdings’ Will Mundinger told Richardson’s metropolis council. “Sites like this that are now zoned really don’t arrive all-around really frequently.

“This job will cater to compact tenants – that’s the bread and butter of the Richardson-Plano space.”

Regardless of the developer’s willingness to heavily landscape the house and establish considerably fewer than is at present permitted by regulation, Richardson’s council nixed the plan just after a groundswell of neighborhood opposition.

Mayor Paul Voelker voted to approve the task based on the present zoning.

“I don’t know what they will place up there if we deny this, but the list is lengthy and some of it is very unattractive,” Voelker warned.

Present-day entitlements will make it possible for the residence to be developed for one and two-story office environment and warehouses.

Crow Holdings is one of North Texas’ greatest industrial builders with jobs through the space.

Dallas-Fort Really worth is the country’s swiftest increasing industrial setting up market place with extra than 26 million square ft less than building.

Calgary-based Hopewell Development is already building warehouses in the Phoenix area.