Sherman could soon have many more multifamily residential options.


A zoning change granted by Sherman Tuesday could clear the way for a large development of apartments, assisted living options and residential homes between the Stone Creek Golf Course and the Sherman Crossroads development. Separate from that development, a planned apartment complex at 1305 S. FM 1417 also received a zoning change for its development.


The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission approved a zoning change for the Bluffs at Stone Creek in the 2600-2700 blocks of South U.S. Highway 75 to a multifamily residential district. The conceptual site plan submitted to the city by property owners SSCGC Holdings LLC, shows the Bluffs at Stone Creek could include a 406,091-square-foot assisted-living facility, an apartment complex on 17.388 acres, a multifamily facility on 3.679 acres and a separate section of residential homes.


“We’re asking simply to allow the 500 feet in front of (U.S. Highway) 75 to remain commercial, but the back area be zoned R-2 (multifamily residential) so we can have a complementary development to what’s going on to the south of us,” SSCGC Holdings representative Bill Magers said of the Sherman Crossroads development at the northwest corner of the intersection of Hwy. 75 and FM 1417.


Magers, who is the Grayson County judge, told the commission developers had a letter of support from the principles of the Sherman Crossroads development, but explained nothing in the conceptual site plan was definite at this point.


“Our main goal is for the zoning,” Magers said. “We do believe we’ll have some assisted-living centers there because of the deed restrictions to the south of us.”


The zoning change for the land, which is adjacent to the Stone Creek Golf Course will allow for future development.


“We’re going to rely on Sherman Crossroads to drive this development, to be honest with you,” Magers said.


In addition to the possibility of the Bluffs at Stone Creek’s multifamily residential options, the commission approved an amended zone change and site plan for the Brooks on Heritage Parkway at 1305 S. FM 1417.


“The original zoning for the tract had a master plan with a cul-de-sac near the eastern boundary,” developer Joe Gilbert said. “We’re just going straight across, from what was a curved line for zoning. We’re not incorporating any kind of cul-de-sac.”


The request changes the zoning of 0.81 acres of land at the FM 1417 location for the planned “The Brooks on Heritage Parkway” apartment complex. The developer received site plan approval for the apartment complex at the commission’s Nov. 21 meeting.


The complex will include seven buildings, — a trio of three-story buildings and two pairs of two story buildings — with a total of 148 apartments. The concept plan provided to the city also shows the complex will feature a pool, pavilion and playground, in addition to a separate free-standing office.


Both zoning changes and site plans were approved unanimously by the commission, though Vice Chairman Eric Elliott was absent from the meeting.