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Indian Ridge plan denied three times

FRISCO – For the third time, Patrick Koentges stood in front of the Frisco Town Council Tuesday as it considered his application for a five-unit, multifamily development at 160 Forest Drive. And for the third time, council members voted to deny the application.

“It still doesn’t work,” said Councilmember Jon Zdechlik. “I cannot approve this with this many conditions.”

Members of Frisco’s planning commission voted to deny the application for the development known as Indian Ridge when they reviewed it last summer. The application didn’t meet several zoning requirements, commissioners said.



The Frisco Town Council agreed to uphold the planning commission’s decision in September and again in October, when Koentges, general partner of Koenew LLC, appealed its decision.

Koentges has since filed a lawsuit against the town. But he and town officials came to a standstill in January, which allowed Koentges to redesign his plans to meet town standards and avoid litigation.



Though Koentges changed the design of the development – moving the driveway from the northern to the southern portion of the property – it remained substantially the same, said Frisco Community Development Coordinator Amy Ito.

Koentges said he believes the updated design meets the town codes, but planning staff said the application continues to violate a number of town codes, including parking, snow storage, setback and development on steep slopes.

Council members voted 5-to-1 to deny the application. Councilmember Tom Connolly opposed the motion, and Councilmember David Amli was absent. The council’s denial Tuesday means the parties will continue with litigation.

Koentges refused to comment on the decision.

– Lu SnyderFRISCO – For the third time, Patrick Koentges stood in front of the Frisco Town Council Tuesday as it considered his application for a five-unit, multifamily development at 160 Forest Drive. And for the third time, council members voted to deny the application.

“It still doesn’t work,” said Councilmember Jon Zdechlik. “I cannot approve this with this many conditions.”

Members of Frisco’s planning commission voted to deny the application for the development known as Indian Ridge when they reviewed it last summer. The application didn’t meet several zoning requirements, commissioners said.

The Frisco Town Council agreed to uphold the planning commission’s decision in September and again in October, when Koentges, general partner of Koenew LLC, appealed its decision.

Koentges has since filed a lawsuit against the town. But he and town officials came to a standstill in January, which allowed Koentges to redesign his plans to meet town standards and avoid litigation.

Though Koentges changed the design of the development – moving the driveway from the northern to the southern portion of the property – it remained substantially the same, said Frisco Community Development Coordinator Amy Ito.

Koentges said he believes the updated design meets the town codes, but planning staff said the application continues to violate a number of town codes, including parking, snow storage, setback and development on steep slopes.

Council members voted 5-to-1 to deny the application. Councilmember Tom Connolly opposed the motion, and Councilmember David Amli was absent. The council’s denial Tuesday means the parties will continue with litigation.

Koentges refused to comment on the decision.


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