Oak Point Development Taking Shape

Oak Point Development Taking Shape

October 26, 2017

Envision Oak Point will provide a unified vision for a neighborhood that is rich in character, community, and culture. This vision will address both the immediate and long-term future of Oak Point, guiding the evolution of this area to a distinct, connected neighborhood that conveys a true sense of place.

City officials believe the quiet Oak Point area in east Plano — known for its giant nature preserve, a family-owned dairy farm, a community college campus and a nearly empty mall — holds tantalizing promise for developers.

The city of Plano on Oct. 11 released a broad vision for Oak Point that — if adopted later this year — could guide development in a manner that more than doubles the area’s projected long-term economic output, according to a city analysis. Compared to Oak Point’s existing development trajectory, the plan calls for a housing mix with a greater share of apartments, increased walkability and more parks and open space. MOORE...