A change to development regulations has paved the way for a new community focused on serving residents ages 55 and older. Twin Creeks North will add 230 single-family homes and new commercial buildings north of Exchange Parkway, between Bray Central Drive and Watters Road.
The age-restricted development will feature two civic spaces with swimming pools, shade structures, fountains and an outdoor fireplace. A trail network, including walking trails through the heart of the neighborhood, will connect homes to the property’s retail, restaurant and medical office space at the corner of Exchange Parkway and Watters Road.
"What we tried to create is a connection of the open space," said Marc Kurbansade, City of Allen community development director. "We talk about neighborhood commercial all the time. We were trying to find a way to soften that edge between residential and commercial...and create some connectivity."
The property was previously zoned as a planned development allowing for urban living, independent/assisted living, single-family residential, office, retail, and/or civic uses. The updated development plan adds new regulations governing civic space, permitted uses and building setbacks. It also requires at least 20% of the homes to have a front porch.
Homes will feature stone, brick and stucco exteriors with front-access garages. Garages will be enhanced with wood doors. Allen City Council approved changes to development regulations at the April 24 council meeting.