A proposed 5-story senior living center at the southwest corner of Church and Skillman will be debated tomorrow night at a special Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association forum. Highlands West and Merriman Park North already have approved resolutions to oppose the rezoning request from developer Jonathan Pearlman, which would change the site’s designation from single family residences to a planned development. Both sides will have 20 minutes to make a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
Unlike the Q&A session at last week’s regular LHAIA meeting, this one will be written questions from the audience submitted to the moderator, LHAIA president Steve Wakefield. He did a good job remaining neutral on stage last week, and on this particular rezoning request, Wakefield has expressed that he can understand both sides’ views on the issue.
Anyone wanting more details on Pearlman’s proposal before tomorrow night can visit Merriman Park North’s website to download the zip file. The homeowners also have posted one of Pealrman’s completed 4-story facilities on Ohio Street in Plano as a comparison.
The rezoning request goes before the City Plan Commission two days after the forum, so this will be the last time to hear about it and throw support in either direction before the first round of voting. Whatever the plan commission decides will have to be approved by City Council before it becomes final.