Client Name: GroundFloor Development

Garland, Texas


  • Zoning Amendment 

      Project Description
      The Draper apartment development is a $30 million mixed use project located in downtown Garland at the corner of South Garland Avenue and West Avenue B. This three-story building will include a 155-unit residential complex over a four-acre site. It will be a modern, urban housing development walking distance from various retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The site is also near the Downtown Garland DART light rail station, making it a convenient location for frequent commuters. To go along with the units there will be a community-oriented amenity center, outdoor pool, and ‘tuck-under’ garages. This project is designed to help spark commercial activity in Garland’s West downtown and continue its growth in the future. 


      • Items and set-backs needed to be adjusted.
      • Getting parking and other non-conformities approved.

        Strategies Used

        • Accommodate parking and other non-conformities that required zoning approval.


            • The project was approved by council. 

            TEAM LEAD


            Amy Mathews
            Senior Consultant  

            Amy Mathews has a true dedication to helping municipalities and clients navigate zoning and land use changes. Amy is responsible for Due Diligence, Urban Planning, Zoning and Land Use, and Development Codes. With roughly 22 years of experience, she is well versed in municipal development & redevelopment, ordinance writing, working with elected officials on land use planning projects, and much more.  Before joining Masterplan, she worked for the County of San Diego as an Urban Planner, and worked for the Cities of Little Elm, Rowlett, Flower Mound, Frisco, Richardson, and DeSoto in various roles such as, City Planner, Senior Planner, Planning Manager, and Planning & Zoning Manager.