Mixed-use land proposal for Perkins Road property goes before Planning Commission

    Among the items the Planning Commission will consider at its meeting this afternoon is a proposal to reclassify nearly 20 acres of land for mixed use on Perkins Road, near Siegen Lane. 

    Stephen LeCour, of L&L Land Survey, submitted an application to change the conditional land use of the property at 13511 Perkins Road from a residential neighborhood to mixed use. Peggy Anderson is listed as the property owner on the filing documents. In a phone call following this story’s original publication, Anderson says she is not the property’s owner despite her name and signature appearing on the owner’s line of the applications. Anderson says she is working with the owner, whom she declined to name. The property is some of the last remaining undeveloped space on Perkins Road between Pecue and Siegen lanes. 

    LeCour is also asking the commission to rezone a little more than 7 acres of the property from rural to light commercial. Planning Department staff is recommending the change to mixed use, and says in a separate staff report that the rezoning request meets the criteria for the change. 

    The final development plan for The Grove Townhomes, which proposes some 246 townhome lots in Richard Carmouche’s The Grove near the Mall of Louisiana, is also on this afternoon’s agenda after being deferred last month. In addition to the townhomes, the proposed 27-acre development—called “Dawson Bluff”—will feature open space, a common area and as many as 503 parking spaces

    Also on the agenda is the creation of a working group to discuss the process for selecting a permanent planning director, after former head Frank Duke retired in March. It’s unclear, however, whether the Planning Commission will take up the item Monday. The item has appeared on Planning Commission agendas for months but has been deferred multiple times because the meetings have been held electronically and the item to create a working group can be discussed in executive session. Read the full agenda. 

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had a typo where the phrase “mixed use” should have been. Daily Report regrets the error. 

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