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Housing & Neighborhoods Component
Neighborhoods are the heart of any thriving city. Plano has many successful, established residential neighborhoods with a variety of housing options. In order for the city to continue as a desirable place to live, Plano must ensure its neighborhoods remain vibrant and opportunities for new residential growth are considered. Most of Plano’s residential development occurred between the 1960s and the 2000s in neighborhoods based on a one-mile grid. Lower density housing, schools, and parks are located towards the interior; higher density housing and neighborhood retail centers are found at intersections of major thoroughfares. By 2000, the amount of land available for development of typical residential neighborhoods was diminishing. In 2021, less than 1% of undeveloped land remained zoned for future residential development.