To the south of Frisco is a more organized effort against the recent surge in high-density development. Thousands signed a petition to put the city's controversial Plano Tomorrow comprehensive plan to a public vote over concerns about the number of apartments it allowed. When the city rejected that effort, several residents pooled their money and filed suit. That lawsuit is pending. Out of those efforts came a newly formed group called PlanoFuture.org, which backed a slate of three City Council candidates and a mayoral candidate in the May election to keep Plano suburban. Two of them won. The group is not anti- growth, spokesman Allan Samara said. But having a city that feeds into the urban living desires popular with millennials isn't good either.
"There's an apartment building bubble going on in America, and we need it moderated in our town," said Samara, who started a business in Plano in 1982 and moved there in 2011. He pointed to a recently built complex at Preston Road and Plano Parkway, where hundreds of apartments have sprouted up in what's already a congested area. "They put too many apartments in too tight a space in too high a density," Samara said. "We want them to stop."
- Dallas Morning News, June 30, 2017